What is Hip Arthritis?
Hip Arthritis is one of the most common orthopaedic conditions, especially in the older population. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that causes inflammation of the bones and soft tissues of the joints which causes pain and loss of movement in the hip. As this condition progresses, the cartilage in the hip joint becomes more worn and the bones within the hip can begin to rub together. This can also increase pain and stiffness as well as cause the formation of bone spurs within the joint.
If you have Osteoarthritis of the Hip the common symptoms can include:
- Stiffness when standing or sitting
- Decreased range of motion in the hip
Symptoms may range from very mild to severe but treating Hip Osteoarthritis in its early stages can prevent pain and symptoms from getting worse. At OSS Health, our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons have helped thousands of patients with Osteoarthritis of the Hip live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical and surgical procedures.
How is Hip Osteoarthritis Treated at OSS Health?
Although the damage from osteoarthritis cannot be reversed, there are many treatment options at OSS Health that can slow down the process as well as relieve the pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis. Hip Osteoarthritis is usually effectively treated using non- surgical treatment options and the Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialists at OSS Health create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals.
These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical Therapy
- Activity modification
Surgery is only recommended if Hip Arthritis does not respond to non-surgical treatment options. The Board Certified Joint Replacement Specialists at OSS Health are experts at performing Total Hip Replacements.