Hip Arthritis

Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis is a common condition that causes problems with the ball-and-socket joint at the junction of the pelvis and lower extremity. When arthritis occurs, the normal joint becomes inflamed and painful. There are many different types of arthritis that can cause pain in the hip joint.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of hip arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. As the protective cartilage is worn away by hip arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the joint.

Hip arthritis typically affects patients over 50 years of age. It is more common in people who are overweight, and weight loss tends to reduce the symptoms associated with hip arthritis.
There is no cure for any type of arthritis, but there are ways to treat the pain and other associated symptoms.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition that affects multiple joints in your body, including your hip joints. The hip joints are encased in a lining filled with joint fluid, which allows for swift movement of the joint. In patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, the lining of the hip joint becomes inflamed, causing hip pain and degeneration of the joints.

 

What are the symptoms of Hip Arthritis

  • Symptoms of Arthritis of the hip commonly include:

    • Hip pain
    • Pain in the thigh or buttocks
    • Difficulty walking
    • Stiffening of the hip
  • What treatments are available for Hip Arthritis?

    At Alleviate, personalized treatment plans for Hip Arthritis are designed for each individual patient by our hip pain doctors. Regardless of what has caused your hip arthritis, those affected almost always experience hip pain. Hip Arthritis treatment options are offered at our centers. Non-surgical treatment options for hip arthritis include:

    • Exercise and Physical Therapy
    • Hip Joint injections
    • Anti Inflammatory medication
  • What do I do next?

    The first step in treating Hip Arthritis is to make an appointment to see a Pain Specialist for a diagnosis and to learn your hip arthritis treatment options.

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