Hip Osteoarthritis is a condition where cartilage in the hip joint starts to break down, causing pain and uncomfortable symptoms in your lower back, hips, and legs. Many people who experience lower back or hip arthritis have it in other joints, which results in doctors frequently misdiagnosing the root cause of pain and performing a failed surgery.
Our NJ Spine & Orthopedic doctors are expertly-trained spinal surgeons who specialize in fixing failed back and hip surgery.
Hip Osteoarthritis Causes
The primary cause of hip osteoarthritis is aging. However, there are several other factors that can exacerbate or accelerate this condition, including:
By making major lifestyle changes, it is possible to ease, delay or prevent hip osteoarthritis. With up to 60% of people who suffer from obesity also getting hip osteoarthritis, it is more important than ever to maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly and eat nutritious foods. Doing this will help you diminish your risk of developing hip osteoarthritis.
If you think you may be at risk for hip osteoarthritis, schedule a consultation with an NJSO specialist to discuss the preventative measures that may work best for you. Our experts will carefully listen to your symptoms, evaluate your condition and advise you on what to do going forward.
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The most common symptoms of hip arthritis (osteoarthritis) are pain in the hip, groin, lower back or upper thigh areas and a decreased range of hip motion. These symptoms tend to progress gradually, so many people will ignore seeking treatment until their pain or stiffness interferes with their daily life.
Common Conditions of Hip Osteoarthritis
Arthritic conditions in your hips and lower back can often be caused by a series of problems, so it’s important to pinpoint your exact cause of pain early on to avoid symptoms turning into a chronic, life-long problem.
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms and are worried you may have hip osteoarthritis or a similar hip condition? The best way you can treat your hip osteoarthritis is getting an early diagnosis so you can start a treatment plan as soon as possible.
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Non-surgical treatments can often be effective at managing your day-to-day pain if a chronic condition has not developed. Our patients usually start out with a combination of medication and physical therapy.
For most patients, hip osteoarthritis symptoms can be successfully treated using non-surgical methods. For those whose condition has progressed to the point of extreme pain or immobility, surgery may be necessary.
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