The most common types of hip arthritis are osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD)
. A previous hip injury may be to blame or the cartilage may simple wear down over time as part of the normal aging process.
Slowly the cartilage becomes degenerated and uneven, and extra calcium starts to invade the joint space. Movements become painful and you begin to lose normal range of motion. You might notice the hip pain when getting dressed, performing exercises, or just walking. Rest is usually helpful though the pain is likely to worsen over time.
There is no cure for hip arthritis, however most patients achieve pain relief and the ability to return to a decent activity level with our expert involvement.