Answers to Common Hip Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about hip arthritis.

Is it hip pain or back pain?

Dr. Ryan Bauman explains hip and back pain. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Sometimes pain from other areas of the body, such as the back can radiate to the hip and cause hip pain. According to the Arthritis FoundationOff Site Icon. Some pain can originate with the sciatic nerve, which runs around the buttocks and can be often confused for hip pain, according to the AF.

Osteoarthritis in the hip usually causes pain that can be felt in the groin and also in the buttocks, according to the AF. Your doctor may finally be able to determine whether it’s hip or back pain through a diagnostic procedure such as an X-ray, according to the AF.

For more information about hip and back pain, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Ryan Bauman, MD, Orthopedic Institute of Dayton

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