Hip pain in young adult and adult patients can be based on intraarticular and extraarticular hip joint pathologies. The spectrum of differential diagnosis in the hip pain is quite wide. Detailed query of the clinical history, systematical evaluation of physical examination methods and imaging modalities are essential for the correct diagnosis. There are a lot of specific physical examination methods which have been described for the hip joint. In this review, physical examination methods have been discussed in a systematic manner and plain radiographic evaluation and assessment methods which are commonly used in clinical practice have been described.