Hip Pain

Do Your Hips Hurt?

If you are experiencing constant pain you around your hip area and face certain difficulty performing common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult, then there is a good chance this chronic hip pain and disability is a result of arthritis. There are a few forms of arthritis that causes of hip pain and loss of hip mobility:

The most common are (Click to expand):


Osteoarthritis usually occurs in people 50 years of age and older and often individuals with a family history of arthritis. It may be caused or accelerated by subtle irregularities in how the hip developed. In this form of the disease, the articular cartilage cushioning the bones of the hip wears away. The bones then rub against each other, causing hip pain and stiffness.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the synovial membrane becomes inflamed, produces too much synovial fluid, and damages the articular cartilage, leading to pain and stiffness.

Traumatic arthritis

Traumatic arthritis can follow a serious hip injury or fracture. A hip fracture can cause a condition known as osteonecrosis. The articular cartilage becomes damaged and, over time, causes hip pain and stiffness.

If medications, changes in your everyday activities, and the use of walking aids such as a cane are not helpful, you may want to consider hip replacement surgery. By replacing your diseased hip joint with an artificial joint, hip replacement surgery can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.

Is hip replacement surgery a solution for you? Find out what are the criterias that qualify you to consider this treatment.

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