What is Hip Arthritis?
Osteoarthritis, or degenerative arthritis, is the most frequent case of arthritis in the hips.
Symptoms can include but are not limited to pain during motion or at rest. Stiffness can also a symptom after prolonged inactivity.
Causes and Risks
Osteoarthritis of the hip is most commonly due to wear and tear due to age related change. The cartilage of the joint wears down over time leading to the possibility for bone-to-bone rubbing.
Treatment and Prevention
Treatment is largely dependent on the severity of the hip degeneration. The following may be used to treat hip arthritis.
- Stretching and strengthening exercises.
- Pain medication such as NSAIDS
- Weight loss
- Joint replacement surgery
- PRP or steroid injections
Modern Pain and Spine provides a broad range of treatment options for hip arthritis.