Why are hip joint problems felt in the groin?
Just as patients with a heart attack may experience arm pain, or patients with gallbladder problems may experience shoulder pain, patients with hip problems usually complain of groin pain. This is called "referred pain," and it is due to the organization of nerves in our body.
The best way to determine if the hip joint is the cause of your groin pain is to lie down and have an examiner move your hip through different motions. If this replicates your symptoms of groin pain, then the hip joint is likely the cause of these symptoms.
Conditions of the hip joint that cause groin pain include: