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Arthritis of the Hip

About Arthritis of the Hip

Sometimes, you can contract arthritis in your hip through no fault of your own. At other times, your lifestyle may have contributed to the development of arthritis of the hip. As interventional spine doctors, Dr. Amr Hosny and his team of spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group offer individualized hip arthritis pain relief and treatment, as well as advice on how to maintain your hip arthritis relief through lifestyle changes and follow-up visits. With convenient offices in NYC and northern New Jersey, you’ll find a caring and experienced doctor to provide the best hip arthritis treatment around. Call today for a consultation.

How Does Arthritis of the Hip Develop?

Hip arthritis

Arthritis of the hip occurs when the cartilage in one of your hip joints wears down or suffers damage. This leaves bone surfaces within the joint exposed. The joints grind against each other whenever you move, causing pain and mobility problems. Arthritis is a progressive disorder, characterized by inflammation of the hip joint. It gets worse without hip arthritis treatment.

Your hip is a ball-and-socket joint, connecting your lower extremities with the axial skeleton. This crucial joint allows movement along three major axes. Articular cartilage covers the bones in the hip joint, which allows smooth, almost frictionless movement. Damage to this cartilage causes arthritis of the hip.

If you’re feeling a nagging pain in your hip or legs, visit a spine specialist who carries out diagnostic tests to identify the underlying cause of your pain. At the Spine & Rehab Group in New York City and across northern New Jersey, Dr. Amr Hosny and his team of spine specialists are well trained and well equipped to find an accurate diagnosis and offer hip arthritis treatment when appropriate.

Is Hip Arthritis a Serious Condition?

The hip joint plays an important role in stability by bearing your weight. Your mobility is tied to the muscles, tendons and ligaments of this joint. Because there’s movement within the joint, the onset of hip arthritis affects your movement, posture and overall quality of life. Consult a spine specialist if you experience hip pain along with other symptoms, such as:

  • Pain in your groin area, outer thigh or buttocks
  • Tenderness and soreness when any pressure is applied to the hip joint
  • Grating and popping or crackling sensations when you use your hip joint
  • Joint stiffness
  • Stiffness and reduced range of motion in your hips and legs
  • Noticeable swelling in your hip
  • Increased joint pain with rainy weather

Your spine specialist in New York City or northern New Jersey examines these symptoms and looks at results of imaging tests to determine the underlying cause of your pain. Dr. Hosny and his team create a treatment plan designed specifically for you to provide hip arthritis pain relief and to restore functionality to your hips.

What Causes Hip Arthritis?

Joint and spine doctors treat every case of hip arthritis. Before treatment, they carry out tests to narrow down the cause of your pain. The inflammation and degeneration of the hip joints can occur due to:

  • Hip injuries
  • Advancing age
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Genetic defects in the cartilage
  • Strenuous activities that put stress on your hips
  • Bone spurs forming around the affected joint
  • A poorly formed hip joint
  • Structural problems in the hip joint, such as hip dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement

Risk factors for hip arthritis include being overweight, old age, family history of bone disease, and immunity problems. The team at the Spine & Rehab Group works closely with you throughout the treatment process to help you understand the causes and risk factors, so you can take steps to reduce your risk.

What Are the Types of Hip Arthritis?

Your spine specialist asks about your medical history during your examination. If necessary, you undergo diagnostic tests to determine the type of arthritis affecting your hip. You may be suffering from a number of different types of hip arthritis, such as:

  • Osteoarthritis, a condition affecting the bones
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation related to an immune system response
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, chronic inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joint
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus, which is an autoimmune disorder
  • Psoriatic arthritis, arthritis related to the skin condition

Dr. Hosny and the spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group have the latest medical equipment at their state-of-the-art clinics in NYC and NJ. This technology helps correctly diagnose the type of arthritis affecting your hip so your individualized treatment plan can begin.

Is There Treatment For Arthritis of the Hip?

Hip arthritis treatment depends on the severity and cause of your condition. Hip arthritis relief may include treatment options that include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications and other pain management techniques
  • Supplements and alternative therapies
  • Lifestyle changes, including losing weight and minimizing activities that stress the hip
  • Physical therapy and exercise programs for strengthening surrounding muscles
  • Hip injections for arthritis to block the inflammation in the joint
  • Medical assistive devices, such as canes or walkers
  • Surgical options, such as hip resurfacing and total hip replacement

Your doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group leverage the advanced technology at their disposal for the best outcomes in hip arthritis relief and treatment. The specialists also treat other conditions causing hip pain, including:

Contact the spine doctors today and improve the quality of life with the most effective treatment approaches. With three offices in Manhattan and five others in Bergen County, Union County and Morris County, NJ, you can find hip arthritis pain relief near you. Check their locations.

Page Updated on Nov 15, 2021 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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