Hip pain in children is most often caused by a condition called irritable hip, which usually gets better on its own. But it should always be checked because it could be a sign of something serious.
They probably just have irritable hip (inflammation of the hip joint). This isn't serious and gets better by itself.
But they should be checked to rule out anything like a broken bone or infected joint (septic arthritis).
To find out what's causing your child's pain, a doctor or nurse may:
Sometimes a blood test or other scans may also be done to confirm it's nothing serious.
Irritable hip normally gets better in 1 or 2 weeks and doesn't cause lasting problems.
You can usually look after your child at home. Sometimes they may need to stay in hospital for a few days if they're in a lot of pain.
While looking after your child at home:
This might mean they have a more serious problem.