What is Hip Arthritis?
Hip arthritis is a condition caused by wearing away the smooth, protective layer between the femur and the pelvis in the hip joint. This can occur due to overuse, age, or an acute hip injury. If you suffer from hip osteoarthritis or arthritis, you most likely suffer from a dull ache and stiffness around this area of your body in the morning. For most people, the pain tends to lessen throughout the day with gentle activity, but more vigorous activities can make the pain worse.
Hip arthritis symptoms may include pain in the outer thigh, groin, and buttocks, and worsen over time. If left untreated, your joints will continue to wear away the protective layer between them, making your hip pain more severe and regular until treated.
There are medications that you can take to help manage the pain associated with arthritis of the hip, but these medications may not treat the cause of the pain. Surgery is usually the most effective method for alleviating the pain of hip arthritis.
Your doctor may recommend medications to help manage the pain associated with arthritis of the hip, but these medications may not treat the cause of the pain. Hip replacement surgery is usually the most effective method for alleviating the pain of hip arthritis.
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"My surgery and recovery went very well. Better than expected. I recently hurt my left hip, and had X-rays that showed it was arthritis. No broken bones, but it's caused a slight limp on the affected side so I've had to take back the cane. I still exercise the knee to keep it moving. "I would recommend Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists to everybody. Thanks so much to the Doctors and Staff for great service." — Marilyn A.