What You May Not Know About Hip Arthritis In Delaware County

May 1st, 2015

 According to the CDC, 1 in 4 people may develop a form of hip arthritis. If you believe that you are experiencing hip arthritis, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute provides options for those that are experiencing hip arthritis in Delaware County.

Common Symptoms Of Hip Arthritis
First of all, arthritis is referred to as the inflammation of any joint that may cause pain, swelling or stiffness. There are 5 main forms of arthritis: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus and psoriatic arthritis. 
Symptoms that these forms of arthritis have in common are:
Severe pain in the hip joint that causes a person to limp or have difficulty walking.
Pain that is worsened when a person has not moved for long periods of time, for example after sitting at work or waking up in the morning.
Increase stiffness and pain in joint after vigorous activity.
A dull ache in the outer thigh, knee, groin or buttocks.
Please note that all forms of inflammatory arthritis may cause symptoms throughout the whole body including fever, loss of appetite and fatigue.
Facts About Hip Arthritis
Mild arthritis can be managed with ice, rest, medication or joint injections.
Severe arthritis may be managed by having joint replacement surgery.
If not treated, arthritis can cause inability of one to exercise, walk, climb stairs, get in our out of a car, sit and stand with ease or enjoy normal everyday activities.
Arthritis is not a form of aging, but can happen in one’s life at any age.
Although hip arthritis can be treated, it is not curable. Treatment will cause pain to be relieved and mobility to function properly for a period of time.
Arthritis is often genetic.
Arthritis may be caused by obesity, but more often in the knee than the hip.
Conditions Similar To Hip Arthritis
You can never be sure of a condition until you see a doctor. Here are a few common conditions may be mistaken for hip arthritis:
Ovarian Cysts - a fluid-filled sac that is on the surface of, or inside of one’s ovary.
Hernias - a condition where part of an organ is displaced and is protruding through the wall of the area it is placed.
Trochanteric Bursitis - inflammation of the bursa (fluid-filled sac on the joint of the hip), causing pain in the hip.
Spinal Stenosis - the narrowing of open spaces within your spine.
If you believe that you may be experiencing hip arthritis in Delaware County, contact our doctors at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at 1-800-321-9999. 
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