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Your Deep, Throbbing Hip Pain May Also be Known as:
Deep hip pain

Top 2 Deep, Throbbing Hip Pain Causes

  1. 1.Hip Bone Damage (Osteonecrosis)

    Osteonecrosis of the hip is painful, progressive damage of the hip joint caused by a loss of blood flow.

    Hip/groin/thigh pain that affects your hip motion should be assessed for osteonecrosis as soon as possible (ER), where imaging via MRI (and rarely, X-rays) might visualize the injury. Treatment depends on the severity of the disease, and includes everything from physical therapy to medications to improve bone strength to surgery to take out dead bone.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    limping, severe or worsening pain in the hip or groin area, thigh pain, pain in one knee, deep, throbbing hip pain
    Symptoms that always occur with hip bone damage (osteonecrosis):
    severe or worsening pain in the hip or groin area
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  2. 2.Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis

    The synovium is a thin layer of tissue that surrounds joints, providing a small amount of fluid to lubricate the joint and aid in movement. In pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS), the synovium thickens and overgrows. This mass typically only affects one joint, is not cancerous, and does not spread to other parts of the body.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will likely coordinate care with a muscle and bone specialist (orthopedic surgeon). The treatment for PVNS is surgery and radiation therapy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one knee, spontaneous knee pain, swollen knee, joint pain, pain in the inside of the knee
    Symptoms that never occur with pigmented villonodular synovitis:
    knee instability
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Deep, Throbbing Hip Pain

  • Q.How long has your hip pain been going on?
  • Q.Is your hip pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Do your symptoms get worse when you exercise?
  • Q.How would you explain why your hip hurts?

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Deep, Throbbing Hip Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced deep, throbbing hip pain have also experienced:

    • 7% Lower Back Pain
    • 3% Fatigue
    • 1% Pain in One Hip
  • People who have experienced deep, throbbing hip pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 47% Over a Month
    • 19% Less Than a Week
    • 15% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced deep, throbbing hip pain were most often matched with:

    • 1% Hip Bone Damage (Osteonecrosis)

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