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 joint pain other than in the hip, there is pain when pressing over the hip area, and symptoms began suddenly.
Based on your answers, some of the most likely causes of your hip pain are
polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
a viral infection.
A combination of these is also possible.
While over-the-counter pain medicines and rest may be helpful, there are other possible causes of your hip pain and it is important that you see a physician to evaluate these symptoms and to begin treatment.