Just because pain is being felt in the hip doesn’t necessarily mean that’s where the cause of the pain is located. Sciatica is common cause of such pain, where the sciatic nerve has become irritated. Other causes could be herniation of disks, spinal conditions, or Piriformis syndrome.
The Link Between Back Pain and Hip Pain
The muscles and nerves of your back and hip have to work exceedingly closely together. As a result of this, problems in the lower back will often make themselves felt in the area of your hips. This is because your hip muscles have been working to compensate for problems elsewhere, and in the process have become stressed. If your hip pain developed at around the same time that you started to experience back pain, then a link between the two is extremely likely.
Whenever we are walking, sitting, or bending we are using a muscle called the Psoas. Your posts muscles are amongst the most significant muscles in the body and we call upon their help constantly through the day. Incorrect posture, bending incorrectly, or sitting for too long can cause damage to the psoas, and this damage often manifests as hip-pain.
Hip Flexor Pain
If your hip pain appears to be particularly focussed on the front of your hips or even in your lower abdomen then the cause might be your hip flexors. These are the muscles that we use when running or climbing stairs.