Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, often referred to as “wear-and-tear” arthritis, is a prevalent condition that typically emerges during middle age or later years. While it can affect any joint in the body, it most commonly develops in weight-bearing joints like the hip. Hip osteoarthritis manifests with pain and stiffness, hindering everyday activities such as bending over, rising from a chair, or taking a short walk.

As osteoarthritis progresses gradually, initiating treatment promptly enhances the likelihood of mitigating its impact on daily life. Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, numerous treatment options exist to help manage pain and maintain an active lifestyle. The hip, being one of the body’s largest joints, functions as a ball-and-socket joint. The acetabulum, part of the large pelvis bone, forms the socket, while the femoral head, the upper end of the femur, serves as the ball. 

The bone surfaces are coated with articular cartilage, a smooth substance protecting and cushioning the bones, allowing easy movement. In a healthy hip, the synovium, a thin lining, produces fluid lubricating the cartilage and facilitating movement. However, in hip osteoarthritis, the cartilage gradually wears away, becoming frayed and rough, reducing the protective joint space, potentially leading to bone rubbing on bone and the formation of bone spurs (osteophytes).

The primary symptom of hip osteoarthritis is pain around the hip joint, usually developing slowly and worsening over time. Morning stiffness, worsened pain after rest, and increased symptoms during rest or at night are common. Risk factors for developing osteoarthritis include increasing age, family history, previous hip joint injuries, obesity, and improper hip joint formation at birth (developmental dysplasia of the hip). Additional symptoms may encompass groin or thigh pain radiating to the buttocks or knee, pain flaring with vigorous activity, stiffness affecting walking and bending, joint locking or sticking, and decreased range of motion causing a limp. Some individuals may experience increased joint pain with rainy weather.

Treatment For Hip Osteoarthritis

At Regenesiss, we offer a range of treatment options for hip osteoarthritis, including arthritic hip pain relief and PRP on hip. Our dedicated team is eager to discuss and determine the most suitable treatment for you.

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