Question: I have recently started to really struggle with flexibility in my hip area especially on the left side.It is affecting my ability to walk, sit and sleep without discomfort. I am wondering if I have indeed caused myself some damage at some point by over stretching or sleeping in a bad position.
Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The exact location of your hip pain can provide important clues about the underlying cause.
Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.