Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint in your body, including your hips. Over time, due to aging, trauma or other factors, the cartilage that cushions your joints starts to break down. Without cartilage, your joint bones rub together when you move. The bone-on-bone action creates pain, stiffness, and can limit your mobility. This is especially true with OA of the hip, as the hip contains large joints that carry your body’s weight with each step you take. Treatment options for hip arthritis range from lifestyle modifications to pain management, exercise programs, and even surgery.
Symptoms of Hip Arthritis :
- Joint stiffness that occurs as you are getting out of bed;
- Joint stiffness after you sit for a long time
- Any pain, swelling, or tenderness in the hip joint
- A sound or feeling (“crunching”) of bone rubbing against bone
- Inability to move the hip to perform routine activities such as putting on your socks