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Is Your Hip Pain Coming from Your Back or Hip? How to Tell

Pain in your hip can be referred from a problem with your back. It can be difficult to determine the true source. It is possible that you are having both back and hip pain at the same time, but it is not that common. We will try to provide some guidance.

Signs Your Hip Pain may be from Your Back.

Pain is felt in the low back, or from the low back into the buttock area. Pain spreads from the lower back all the way to the foot or ankle.

  • Does your pain worsen with sitting or bending?

  • Does your pain improve with standing or walking?

  • Do you have pain in your lower back on the same side as your hip pain?

  • Coughing or sneezing reproduces or increases your hip or back pain.

  • Do you have areas of numbness or tingling on the same side as your hip pain?

  • You have both hip and back pain on the side of pain at the same time.

Signs Your Hip Pain May Be from Your Hip

You have pain only in the groin, or side of the hip. The pain may spread down the side of the thigh to the knee, or down the front of the thigh to the knee, but not beyond.

Squatting tends to aggravate your hip.

Your hip pain is worse with standing, walking, and activity. The pain is relieved with rest. You walk with a limp. Your hip feels stiff.

Tests You Can Do

Sit in a chair. Note your pain location and intensity. Now slump down. Is your pain worse? Unchanged? Now grab the seat of the chair with both hands and while slumping, pull up on it. Is the pain worse? Unchanged. (Pain will tend to change if the source is from your back).

Hip Internal Rotation: Sit on a higher chair or surface with your legs dangling. With your knees together rotate your ankles out to the side as far as your legs will allow. Compare the motion of each. Motion tends to be limited on an arthritic hip.

Flex your hip in the seated or standing position. You may feel increased pain on the side of your hip with hip arthritis.

Lie on your back. Flex your affected hip (leg) until your thigh is vertical and the knee is at a right angle. Grab your knee with both hands and pull the leg directly down (like you are trying to drive your upper thigh into your pelvis. (see photo A). While pulling the leg down direct your hands to the opposite leg (you are adducting the hip). (see photo b) An arthritic hip may experience pain in the groin or outside the hip.

In a standing position hold on to a counter and extend the affected hip directly back. An arthritic hip may feel pain.

Check out the full Hip Pain Relief Program series of videos along with downloadable guide sheets for each video on our website here:


Back Pain Relief Program

Get BACK to pain-free: Bob and Brad bring you the best information on keeping your back in tip-top shape! Check out our Back Pain Program and you'll be bending like a contortionist in no time


Bob and Brad Products Program

The products we back to help in your quest to live a healthy, fit, and pain-free life.

Sit back and relax as we explain the ins and outs of these products.


Osteoporosis- The Meeks Method

Sara Meeks specializes in the management of low bone mass and skeletal fragility (osteoporosis).

Here she shares her secrets to successfully prevent, arrest or reverse the Patterns of Postural Change.


Neck Pain Relief Program

70% of people will suffer from neck pain at some point in their lives. DON’T be one of them!

Check out our Neck Program with videos and printable PDFs full of at home treatment options.


Stretching & More Fitness Program

From your head to your toes, the Stretching & More Program offers stretches and techniques that will keep you feeling great and help prevent injuries! Add a few of these to your stretching routine today.


Shoulder Pain Relief Program

You shoulder your daily responsibilities, let us shoulder the burden of relieving your pain!

Check out our Shoulder Program for at home exercises to get you back to business!


Sciatica Relief Program

Do you have pain in your lower back that shoots down into your glute and leg?

Our Sciatica Program offers videos to help relieve your pain at home, work, or just out living life.


Total Knee Replacement Fitness Program

Planning knee replacement surgery? Want to improve your range of motion and return to activities you love?

Our Total Knee Replacement Program can help.


Self Massage Program

Two sure-fire ways of relieving tension and sore muscles: massage and humor! We have both in our Massage Program.

Learn to use self massage for a variety of ailments with videos and printable PDFs.


Hip Pain Relief Program

It’s not hip to spend your life in pain. Enjoy a pain-free life with our Hip Program, full of at home treatment options and printable PDFs!

You'll be back on your feet in no time.


Knee Pain Relief Program

Is knee pain slowing you down? Knee pain relief has never been so accessible.

Learn ways to relieve pain at home and feel your best with the videos in our Knee Program!


Plantar Fasciitis Relief Program

Foot pain can affect many other parts of your body without you even realizing it!

Don’t let your pain progress- stop it NOW with our Plantar Fasciitis program! Full of videos for at home healing.

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