Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
You have indicated the following: you are younger than 55 years old, you have joint pain other than in the hip, there is no 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
a viral infection (as with the severe aches and pains during the flu)
rheumatoid arthritis or a related condition
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 for evaluation.