Important Information For Those Experiencing Hip Arthritis In New Jersey

May 1st, 2015

 Hip arthritis can manifest in many different ways, but generally it is inflammation of the joints in the hip. Studies show that 1 in 4 people may experience hip arthritis in their life. 

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute treats patients who experience hip arthritis in New Jersey. There are many facts about hip arthritis that are commonly misunderstood which is why we have provided you information to help you understand this condition. 
The Truth About Hip Arthritis
Arthritis is often genetic
Hip Arthritis may be caused by obesity, along with arthritis of the knee
Arthritis is not caused by aging - it can occur at any age
Arthritis is not curable, but can be managed by medication, injections, ice, rest and more
Hip arthritis may be mistaken for other conditions
Forms Of Hip Arthritis
There are over 100 different types of arthritis in the body, but the five most common forms of arthritis in the hip are:
Osteoarthritis - The wearing away of joint cartilage. 
Rheumatoid Arthritis - An immune system response that causes swelling of the joint.
Ankylosing Spondylitis - Chronic inflammation of the sacroiliac joint.
Lupus - An autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in joints.
Psoriatic Arthritis - Related to the skin condition known as psoriasis, causes pain, swelling and stiffness.
Four Common Signs Of Hip Arthritis
You may experience a dull ache in the upper thigh, groin or buttocks.
Stiffness or pain in joints after physical activity.
Increased pain when you are still for a long period of time.
Severe pain in the hip that causes a limp or inability to walk.
You may not be able to perform typical daily activities such as walking, sitting for a long period of time, cleaning house or getting in and out of car easily.
You may also experience symptoms of fever, fatigue or loss of appetite due to arthritis in the body. 
If you believe you are experiencing hip arthritis, please give us a call at 1-800-321-9999. Our physicians will be able to diagnose whether or not you have hip arthritis by utilizing your medical history, performing a physical exam and taking necessary x-rays. 
Keep in mind that hip arthritis can be mistaken for other conditions, known as:
Trochanteric Bursitis
Ovarian Cysts
Spinal Stenosis
Don’t let arthritis rob you of enjoying your life. If you believe are experiencing hip arthritis in New Jersey, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is here to help with many options to enable you live your life to the fullest, everyday.
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