What is Hip Arthritis?
Hip Arthritis is one of the most common causes of hip pain, especially in older patients. Numerous other factors can lead to the development of this condition including defective cartilage and obesity.
Arthritis of the hip often progresses over time and can be classified into different forms of Hip Arthritis including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. The most common forms of Hip Arthritis are:
Osteoarthritis: The most common type of Hip Arthritis is Osteoarthritis, which causes inflammation and degeneration of the cartilage in the hip joints due to every day wear and tear as well as aging. Hip Arthritis often progresses over time.
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 New York Pain Care, 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 Manhattan location. 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 Hip Pain Specialist for a diagnosis and to learn your hip arthritis treatment options.
Call us at 212-604-1300 or request more information using the form above. At New York Pain Care our goal is to get you started on a personalized treatment plan to find relief.