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Can occur in all age groups but typically presents by itself after the age of 30. It can be caused by poor development of the hip from childhood (dysplasia), injuries to the pelvis, FAI (above), infections and sometimes by itself (no cause ? genetic). Pain is usually in the groin affects walking distance, stiffness with difficulty with cutting toenails etc, pain with activity and in later stages pain at night/sleep.

Initially physiotherapy, weight loss, simple analgesics and later stronger painkillers may be necessary. Local injections of steroid and hyaluronic acid can help but HIP REPLACEMENT is the best treatment, if conservative measures are not effective. The type of hip depends on age, activity, sports interests and the shape of the hip bones.

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