Hip synovitis is the following situation: the hip synovium - the hip's lubricated lining membrane, becomes inflamed or swollen. This is also known as the transient synovitis, usually affecting children (aged from three to ten).
The common causes include: hip injury, direct trauma, infections, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, collagen diseases. The following factors may also cause hip synovitis: sport injuries, malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, mineral deficiency.
The common symptoms include: hip discomfort, hip swelling, redness, walking difficulty or limping. Resting, cold compress, leg elevation and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be used to reduce the pain and swelling.