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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Hip Pain

Okay, so you are at least 55 years old, and no other joints (other than the hip or hips) are painful. That's helpful to know.

Now comes a question about how the hip pain began. In some conditions, hip pain tends to develop suddenly while in others it's much more gradual. For example, the pain of bursitis tends to begin suddenly, but osteoarthritis pain usually comes on gradually.

Did your hip pain begin suddenly?

Yes, my hip pain began suddenly.

No, my hip pain began gradually.

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