The onset of symptoms in your hip may be gradual. The pain may come and go. It may occur only when you walk long distances, bend over, or climb stairs. As the disease gets worse, you may notice pain when you are sitting, lying down, or even sleeping. The pain may last for longer periods of time and may never go away.
Typically, you will first feel the pain in your groin or on the side or back of your hip. It may extend to the front of your thigh and down to your knee. Your hip may feel stiff or tight.