The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that helps to facilitate leg movement and rotation. Damage to the hip joint or any of the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and tendons can lead to hip pain, soreness, and stiffness. The following peer-reviewed articles and videos explore common conditions that cause hip pain, as well as the steps required to get an accurate diagnosis, and treatment options.

There are three ways snapping hip can originate. Each type of snapping hip, while typically harmless, may lead to pain and joint damage for some athletes.

There can be more than one cause of hip flexor pain, including an injury, overuse, or a previously unknown underlying condition.
The hip labrum is a ring of cartilage surrounding the hip socket. When the hip labrum is torn, it can cause hip and groin pain.
To diagnose a hip labral tear, physicians will often use the patient's medical history, a physical examination, the FABER test, and diagnostic imaging in order to rule out other hip conditions.
Because diagnosing hip impingement syndrome can be difficult, doctors use a variety of tests to rule out other possible causes of hip pain.
Common symptoms of hip impingement include hip pain and stiffness, loss of balance, and limping.