Hip Arthritis

What is it and what are my treatment options?

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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
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Weakness

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.


Your Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialist will prescribe a customized treatment plan for you. Nonsurgical treatment options that may be included in your plan include:

  • Activity modification
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Assistive devices (crutches, a cane or walker)
  • Corticosteroid injection
  • Physical therapy

If your hip arthritis is severe and your symptoms do not respond to nonsurgical treatment, your specialist may recommend a partial or total hip replacement. During the procedure, arthritic bone is removed and replaced with metal and plastic components. Your symptoms quickly decrease and you regain hip function throughout recovery and physical therapy sessions.

We have helped thousands of patients with hip arthritis return to an active and healthy life using the latest advancements in non-surgical and surgical procedures.

How do I make an appointment with Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine?

Please do not delay a hip arthritis diagnosis. Contact Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine as soon as you experience hip arthritis symptoms. We have conveniently located offices in Hackensack, Montclair, and Emerson.

We participate in most insurance plans

Find our if we are In-Network with your insurance plan. If you do not see your plan or provider, call our office and we will answer your questions.

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Meet Our Hip Experts

Thomas John, MD

Joint Replacement Specialist

Michael Benke, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Oscar Vazquez, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Our Vast Experience in Treating Hip Injuries and Conditions Is Second to None

Dr. Rhim is a excellent surgeon and knows what he is doing. He takes the time out the explain about the procedure in a very clear manner. Ever since my surgery I have been feeling better than ever!

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