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The hip joint is one of the most robust and most durable parts of your body. After all, it is made to withstand incredible amounts of wear and tear. You are always on the move, and your hips can endure all of the force needed to move your legs. Even so, the hips aren’t indestructible. As you age, the cartilage (a cushion that protects our bones from friction) gradually deteriorates. This notion leaves your hip prone to damage and injury. Keep reading to find out the top 10 symptoms of hip pain.

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1. Thigh Pain

The most common indication of hip pain is feeling pain or discomfort in the thigh. Typically, you feel pain in the upper thigh, but this depends on the cause. Upper thigh pain is especially prominent if you have greater trochanteric pain syndrome. In most cases, the reason has typically to do with inflammation. Another possible cause of the pain may be a recent injury or damage to the bone structure. If you have pain in this area, take things slowly for a while, and consult your medical provider. Over-the-counter pain medication may help relieve symptoms

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