Arthritis of the Hip Joint

Arthritis is wear & tear of the hip joint.

Symptoms consist of pain , restriction of movements , limping, limitation of walking & other activities such as stair climbing, difficulty driving, putting on shoes & socks, pain at night etc

Confirmed by X-rays or MRI scans

Treatment consists of  pain killers, Anti-inflammatories, Physiotherapy, Cortisone  injections into the joint.

If pain is unrelieved & you have to take frequent or daily painkillers & anti-inflammatories which can have side effects such as acidity in your stomach, heart burn or in the long term Kidney damage it may be better to consider surgical intervention.

Hip replacement is a good option to relieve pain.

Click on the link below for information on  Hip replacement surgery

A guide to your hip replacement and rehabilitation