How To Know If The Hip Pain You’re Suffering Is Due To Arthritis?

  November 8th 2019    
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The hips allow us to walk, run, sit down, bend over and move our legs in many directions. When the hips are a source of pain, everyday life is affected. Hip pain in adults is most often caused by some form of arthritis or you can say that hip pain and arthritis comes side by side. Hip pain and arthritis causes pain and swelling in the hip joint.

Symptoms of hip arthritis

If you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms then you might suffer from hip pain and arthritis.
• Any pain, tenderness or swelling in the hip joint
• Joint stiffness after you sit for a long time in a particular direction
• Joint stiffness that occurs as you are getting out of the bed
• A sound or feeling of bone rubbing against the bone
• Inability to move the hip to perform daily routine activities such as putting on your socks

Different types of hip arthritis

Arthritis of the hip is one of the most common causes of hip pain. It is a progressive disorder, which means that it typically starts gradually and gets worse with time. There are five different types of hip arthritis which are;

Osteoarthritis

It is more precisely can describe as wear and tear on the joints which explains why it is more common in older people. Osteoarthritis affects the hip cartilage inside the hip joint; cartilage wears away over time and causes pain, swelling and inflammation.

Ankylosing spondylitis

It is defined as the inflammation of the joint where the spine meets the pelvis. Ankylosing spondylitis is chronic inflammation which can also affects hip joint.

Psoriatic Arthritis

This type of hip pain and arthritis causes joint pain, swelling, and stiffness and can affect any joint in the body which also includes the hip. Most people with psoriatic arthritis first have the skin condition (scaly red patches of skin) but it is quite possible to develop psoriatic arthritis before the skin condition occurs.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

It is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect any part of the body, including the hip joint. If lupus strikes the hip, inflammation and damage to the hip joint can occur.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis affects the entire body rather than just hip. When it affects hip joint, it causes a swelling of the synovial lining which helps the joint move smoothly.

Treatments of hip arthritis

Hip pain and arthritis can be treated by following measures;
• Nondrug pain relief techniques to control pain
• Losing excess weight
• Exercise
• Medications, including acetaminophen (Tylenol), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen (Advil), or a prescription pain medication
• Rest and joint care
• Surgery
• Alternative and complementary therapies
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