Hip Arthritis

What Is Hip Arthritis?

Hip Arthritis: Understanding and Treatment

Unlocking the Mystery of Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis is a condition that arises when the hip joint’s protective cartilage, crucial for preventing bone-on-bone friction, undergoes inflammation or damage. This inflammation can lead to chronic hip pain and, in severe cases, restricted mobility. At City Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, our accomplished physicians specialize in a wide spectrum of hip conditions, including hip arthritis, providing advanced care within a compassionate, state-of-the-art setting.

Causes of Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis primarily results from the natural aging process, wherein the hip joint’s cartilage gradually deteriorates over time. This wear and tear can culminate in arthritic hip pain due to bone-on-bone friction. Various factors can contribute to hip arthritis, including:

  • Aging-related wear and tear
  • Previous hip injuries
  • History of hip surgery
  • Aberrant immune system responses
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Excess body weight

Recognizing Hip Arthritis Symptoms

Don’t overlook these potential signs of hip arthritis. Seek consultation with City Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s hip arthritis specialists in New York if you experience:

  • Hip stiffness, often accompanied by thigh or groin pain
  • Hip joint discomfort
  • Challenges with footwear and sock application
  • Difficulty entering and exiting vehicles
  • Hip immobility or restricted hip joint movement
  • Limping and walking difficulties

Diagnosing Hip Arthritis

Our fellowship-trained hip experts possess extensive experience in diagnosing and addressing a wide range of hip conditions, including hip arthritis. When you visit our practice, we conduct in-depth discussions regarding your individual concerns, pain levels, and pertinent medical history, ensuring comprehensive hip condition assessment. In some cases, we may recommend imaging tests, such as:

  • X-rays
  • CT scans
  • MRI scans

Holistic Hip Arthritis Treatment

City Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine takes pride in housing compassionate orthopedic surgeons with a wealth of experience in delivering innovative, evidence-based hip arthritis treatment options. Whenever feasible, we prioritize minimally invasive, conservative treatments, including:

  • Lifestyle adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Assistive devices like canes
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Pain management strategies

Trust City Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine for expert guidance and personalized hip arthritis care, dedicated to restoring your mobility and enhancing your quality of life.

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