Irritable hip is a common childhood condition that causes symptoms such as hip pain and limping.

Doctors sometimes refer to irritablehipas transient or toxic synovitis.

Hip pain isn't usually severe, butyour child may be reluctant to place weight on the affected leg.

Occasionally, an irritable hip may also cause:

  • pain in the knee or thigh
  • restricted movement in one ofthe hip joints
  • a slightly higher temperature than normala normal temperature is around 37C (98.6F)

In younger children who are unable to speak, the only noticeable symptom may becrying at night.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 24 Nov 2016