Hip Pain Radiating Down The Front Of Your Leg? Here Are 3 Common Causes

Elderly Woman With Hip Pain In The Front Of Her Leg

Hip pain can be debilitating, making it hard to move around and complete everyday tasks.

This hip pain can be even more discouraging when it extends down the front of your leg.

However, understanding the possible causes of hip pain that radiates down the front of your leg can help you find the right treatment and return to an active lifestyle.

In this blog, you can learn about four common causes of pain in the front of your hip.


Arthritis is a common cause of hip pain that radiates down the front of the leg.

Osteoarthritis, common in seniors, affects the cartilage that cushions your joints and can cause stiffness, swelling, and pain.

In contrast, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that causes inflammation throughout the body, resulting in inflammation, stiffness, and pain of the joints.

Both can make pain more common, but there are definitely things that can be done to relieve the pain, and in many cases, avoid it altogether!

So just because you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis in your hips, doesn’t mean you have to give up and accept daily pain that stops you from enjoying an active life.

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Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones near your joints.

When these bursae become inflamed, it can lead to bursitis, resulting in hip pain radiating down the leg.

The condition is often caused by repetitive use or injury to the hip bones and muscles and commonly strikes after a busy day – perhaps when you are working in the yard, or trying to keep up with the grandkids all day.

Often people who suffer from bursitis-related hip pain try to avoid the things that flare it up. But this isn’t a great solution.

Because over time, you end up doing less and less.

And your body gets sore and painful much faster than it used to.

A better solution is to address the root cause of the pain, rather than avoiding the things you love, and physical therapy is one of the natural ways to do this.

Muscle Strain

A muscle strain occurs when muscles or tendons stretch beyond their limits.

It is often caused by overuse or an impact injury.

Symptoms commonly include sharp pain, swelling, and muscle spasms. And a muscle strain in the hip can lead to pain that spreads right down the front of your leg.

To help relieve muscle strains, you can use ice and heat as a natural alternative to pills, and while rest may help in the short term, it often isn’t enough to make a full recovery.

An injury that hasn’t healed properly means that your hips feel fragile, and more vulnerable to another problem in the near future.

This leads to people being afraid of hurting themselves when exercising, doing chores around the house, and playing sports.

Want To End Your Hip Pain And Avoid Surgery In The Next 5 Years?

Hip surgery is pretty common – it’s likely you know someone who has had it.

But it’s a big procedure.

It means you have to risk surgery – which terrifies many people.

There’s the need for hospitalization and a long road to recovery.

Plus, it’s not even a guaranteed fix.

Many people who have surgery end up with pain returning!

So instead of taking the drastic decision to have surgery, why not explore the proven, safer, and more effective solution of physical therapy?

And you can get a clearer picture of your hip pain, and learn about natural treatment options in a Free Discovery Session.

Call us on (623) 486-3333 or click HERE to arrange your Free Discovery Session.

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Nick Hunter, PT, DPT

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