What Is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis of the hip occurs when the smooth cartilage in the hip joint wears out, and the raw bone in the hip starts to grind over each other.
This is often associated with bone spurs and depressions in the bone called cysts.
What Are The Symptoms Of Osteoarthritis?
One may experience pain and stiffness in the hip, particularly with walking and moving the hip.
What Are The Treatment Options Available For Osteoarthritis?
Mild forms of osteoarthritis can be managed with physiotherapy.
Cortisone steroid injections may also be beneficial. In advanced cases with significant pain and poor hip function, surgery in the form of a hip replacement will reliably improve symptoms and quality of life.