Hip arthritis is cartilage damage to the hip joint. When cartilage is worn away, your bone can rub on bone, causing pain and stiffness with any movement. This common condition is typically caused by age-related wear and tear in the hip joint.
The most common types of hip arthritis include:
● Rheumatoid arthritis
● Psoriatic arthritis
● Post-traumatic arthritis
FAQs: Hip Arthritis in Staten Island, NY at Still Well Pain Management
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a general term covering numerous conditions where the joint surface or cartilage wears out. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain free movement in the joint. This surface can wear out for a number of reasons; often the definite cause is not known.
When the articular cartilage wears out the bone ends rub on one another and cause pain. This condition is referred to as osteoarthritis or “wear and tear” arthritis as it occurs with aging and use. It is the most common type of arthritis.
What are the causes of arthritis?
There are numerous conditions that can cause arthritis but often the exact cause is never known. In general, but not always, it affects people as they get older (osteoarthritis). Other causes include:
● Increased stress such as overuse and sports
● Degeneration of the bone
● Autoimmune diseases (Rheumatoid, Lupus, Psoriatic)
● Inactive lifestyle and obesity
What are common symptoms of hip arthritis?
Symptoms of hip arthritis can be constant or flare up and may include pain in or near the hip joint, stiffness, audible clicking sounds when moving the hip and weakness.
How is hip arthritis treated?
Your treatment options will depend on many factors, including the type of arthritis, stage of arthritis, your age, severity of pain and other existing medical conditions. Non-surgical treatments include activity modifications, lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, heating pads, medications and injections and walking aids. If you still cannot find relief, surgery may be an option for you.
How can I get started with hip arthritis treatment in Staten Island?
To learn more about how these treatments can help relieve the pain of your hip arthritis, call 718-448-6373 or request a consultation online today.
At Still Well Pain Management, we prioritize client relationships, starting your journey with a thorough consultation and collaborative decision-making based on your unique needs. Our dedicated providers will craft a personalized plan so you can start living a pain free life.
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