Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
You have indicated the following: you are at least 55 years old, you have no joint pain other than in the hip, there is pain when pressing over the hip area, and symptoms did not begin suddenly.
Based on your answers, some of the most likely causes of your hip pain are
muscle strain or other injury
degenerative joint disease (also called osteoarthritis).
A combination of these is also possible.
Over-the-counter pain medicines, rest and ice may be helpful, but if symptoms persist, it is important that you see a physician to evaluate these symptoms.