Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
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, bursitis tends to be sudden, but osteoarthritis is usually gradual.
Did your hip pain begin suddenly?