Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip/Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
(Osteoarthritis of the Hip)
Degenerative Joint Disease of the hip is a condition caused by arthritis. Arthritis causes cartilage to wear away. The most common symptoms are pain in the groin, buttocks, thigh and/or knee. The hip joint is an important joint because it’s responsible for balancing the entire weight of the body. Contributing factors for degenerative joint disease include obesity, aging, and over-stressing the joints.
Our providers are dedicated to helping patients treat their degenerative joint disease. Since the hips balance the weight of the body, increased pain or discomfort in this area will affect mobility. Joint pain management is often recommended for individuals with Degenerative Joint Disease. Treatment for this condition is multi factorial, consisting of medications and other modalities including: anti-inflammatories, Tylenol, physical therapy, and in some cases prescription pain medications. Intra-articular hip joint injections containing anti-inflammatory medication have also proven to be successful in decreasing inflammation and pain.
Improving function of the hip joint can take a few weeks to a few months. Most patients usually notice a decrease in pain and an increase in movement during the treatment process. The quality and enjoyment of life and everyday activities have shown to improve when pain is successfully controlled and mobility is restored.