Hip pain in children (irritable hip)
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The most common cause of hip pain in children is a condition called irritable hip. Less common causes include an infection or a broken bone.
To find out what's causing your child's hip pain, a doctor or nurse may examine their hip, leg or knee. Blood tests, X-ray or scans may also be done.
If your child has irritable hip, it will usually get better on its own. Rest and painkillers can help until they're feeling better.
Hip pain in children is often caused by a condition called irritable hip. It usually gets better on its own, but should always be checked by a doctor.
Page last reviewed: 05/02/2021
Next review due: 05/02/2024