It is very common in children from 1 to 12 years old. It is the Transient, auto-infectious inflammation of the synovial membrane.






It is very common in children from 1 to 12 years old. It is the Transient, auto-infectious inflammation of the synovial membrane. Hymenitis of the hip is not a separate pathological entity but a symptom of a condition. This is a reaction of the synovial membrane to something that takes place away from the hip. It is characterized by pain in the hip, inner thigh and inguinal region and a reduction in the range of motion in abduction, extension and flexion of the hip.


The main factors that can cause hip synovitis include:

  • Injuries
  • excessive exercise
  • lack of effective stretching before exercise
  • poor exercise technique or sudden movements.
  • In addition, other factors such as wearing inappropriate types of shoes can also contribute to the development of hip synovitis.



Patients with hip synovitis often experience:

  • Intense pain in the hip area. The pain may be sharp and affect the patient’s mobility.
  • Pain may occur during exercise, when changing position, or even at rest.
  • In addition, patients may experience a pulling sensation or bleeding in the hip area.


When to see a doctor

If you experience pain in the hip area that is severe, does not relieve with rest, or does not allow you to move normally, you should see a doctor. In addition, if you notice any acute change in the hip area, such as any swelling, redness, or if you notice any other symptomatic problem related to the hip area, you should seek medical attention. Your doctor will assess your condition, perform a history and physical examination, and provide you with the appropriate evaluation and advice for the treatment of hip synovitis.


How is hip arthritis diagnosed?

Some different diagnostic tests that a doctor may use to diagnose hip synovitis include:

  • Plain x-rays – Used to evaluate the source of pain.
  • Ultrasound – Used to show synovial effusion (extra fluid that floods the tissues around the joint.)
  • MRI – Used to detect abnormalities such as periarticular pyomyositis or osteomyelitis.
  • Culture test – A test of the synovial fluid inside the joint.


Hip arthritis treatment

Treatments for hip arthritis include:

  • Rest/avoid putting any weight on the joint
  • Applying heat to the joint
  • Massage the painful area
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain
  • Steroid injections (often used for severe pain)


Frequent questions

Can you walk with hip bursitis?

An elderly or young patient with hip synovitis may limp, complain of hip and leg pain, or be reluctant to walk.

Can arthritis be cured?

Although treatments aimed at hip synovitis are used to reduce inflammation and manage pain, they are not considered a cure.

How long does hip arthritis last?

Hip pain caused by hip synovitis usually lasts about 7 to 10 days.

Can hip synovitis be prevented?

Although it cannot be completely prevented, maintaining good joint health, avoiding overuse or repetitive stress, and treating injuries early can help reduce the risk of developing hip arthritis.


In summary, hip synovitis is an inflammatory condition that causes pain in the hip area. Causes include overuse, injuries, and poor exercise, among others. Pain, pulling and bleeding are common symptoms. If you experience these symptoms or notice any acute change in the hip area, it is important to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment.