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 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 muscle strain or other injury
Rheumatoid arthritis or a related joint disease is possible, especially if there is swelling in your joints. Some combination of these may be present and there are still other possibilities.
Over-the-counter pain medicines, rest and ice may be helpful, but it is important that you see a physician to evaluate these symptoms.