Arthritis is a degenerative condition of joints which results in damage to the articular cartilage. Large joints such as the knee and hip joints are often affected.
Primary osteoarthritis (arthritis without a cause) of the hip is actually very rare. Most patients with osteoarthritis have an underlying cause.
There are a variety of non-operative treatments that can relieve your symptoms of hip arthritis.
It is good to keep as active as possible however you may be required to limit certain activities that excercebate the pain.
Some patients are overweight and some weight loss is very helpful in relieving symptoms.
Arthritis often causes cyclical discomfort due to inflammation of the synovial lining of the joint. Regular painkillers may be helpful during that period of worsening of symptoms.
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