HIP ARTHRITIS

WHAT IS HIP ATHRITIS?

Hip arthritis is a common type of joint pain that’s usually caused by wear and tear on the joints over time. It’s most common after age 50 and gets worse as you get older.

Hip arthritis is the second most common type of arthritis, after knee arthritis.

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS FOR HIP ARTHRITIS?

  • Pain in your hip joint.
  • Stiffness in your hip joint.
  • Trouble moving.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF HIP ARTHRITIS?

Treatments for hip arthritis help you feel better and do more. The right treatment for you depends on how bad your arthritis is. The sooner you get help, the less likely you are to need surgery. Treatments include:

  • Pain medicines: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen:
    • NSAIDs like ibuprofen (e.g., Advil and Motrin) help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
    • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) relieves pain.
  • Physical therapy to help you move better and strengthen the muscles around your hip joint.
  • Injection of steroids into the hip joint to relieve pain.
  • Hip replacement surgery to remove the damaged hip joint and replace it with an artificial one. More than 95% of patients have less pain after hip replacement surgery, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and many are pain-free.

YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO LIVE WITH NECK AND BACK PAIN.