What is Hip Arthritis?
Your hip is a large weight-bearing ball and socket joint. Arthritis is a degenerative disease that inflames and irritates your joint bone and destroys the cartilage in the hip and can decrease hip function and quality of life.
Early stage hip arthritis may cause aggravating symptoms that make it difficult for you to perform physical activities.
Moderate to late-stage hip arthritis may make it difficult for you to walk or even stand. For this reason, receiving an early hip arthritis diagnosis is important. You should make an appointment with an Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialist at the first sign of hip arthritis symptoms.
What are hip arthritis symptoms?
You may gradually experience hip arthritis symptoms or they may occur suddenly. Key symptoms you should look out for include:
- Difficulty balancing
- Groin pain
- Hip pain
Cold or rainy weather and physical activity may make your symptoms worse. An in-depth analysis of your symptoms, a physical examination, and medical imaging studies are all part of your consultation with your Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Specialist at Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialist. This type of detailed, patient-focused approach ensures your hip arthritis is accurately diagnosed.