What is hip tendonitis?
Hip tendonitis is painful inflammation or irritation of a tendon in the hip. It’s also called hip flexor tendonitis, or tendonitis of the hip.
A tendon is a thick cord made up of tiny fibers that connect muscles to bones. When people have inflamed or irritated tendons, they may experience pain, tenderness and mild swelling near the affected joint. A muscle called the iliopsoas muscle flexes
your hip, and it’s attached to your upper thigh by a tendon. When the muscle gets overused from too much activity, this tendon can get inflamed and cause hip tendonitis.
Hip tendonitis is more common in athletes who participate in sports like running, bicycling, or swimming, or other high intensity sports or exercise classes.