Arthritis causes debilitating pain, and it can severely impact your quality of life. Because of the necessity of your hips to do things as simple as sitting, standing, and walking, hip arthritis can cause long-term pain and frustration. However, you don’t have to live with the pain you’re experiencing from hip arthritis.
If you’re ready to experience relief from your hip pain caused by arthritis, call Elmhurst Orthopaedics today at 630.834.0491 or request an appointment online with Dr. Nikoleit or Dr. Bartucci to schedule your consultation.
Hip Arthritis Symptoms
- Hip pain
- Ache in your groin, thigh, buttock, or knee
- Pain that gets better throughout the day
Types of Hip Arthritis
There are roughly 100 different types of arthritis that could be the cause of your hip arthritis. Because your hips are weight-bearing, they are susceptible to damage by overuse, injury, and natural wear-and-tear. Any hip pain can have a serious impact on your quality of life, but arthritis is one of the most common causes of hip pain.
Osteoarthritis of the hip is a condition that occurs when the cartilage in your joint wears down. This can cause your bones to rub together, and your pain will generally increase over time.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease that causes your body to attack the synovial membrane, causing it to become inflamed and causing the cartilage between your bones to breakdown. If you’re suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, it is possible that you may experience arthritis on both hips.
Hip Arthritis Treatment
- Anti-Inflammatory Medication
- Steroid (Cortisone) Injections
- Physical Therapy
- Hip Arthroscopic Surgery
- Total Joint Replacement
Take Your Life Back
If you’re suffering from hip pain and think it may be the result of arthritis, Dr. Nikoleit or Dr. Bartucci at Elmhurst Orthopaedics will work closely with you to ensure that you get the relief you need to live the life you want.
Live your life on your terms. If you’re ready to take your life back and get relief from your hip pain, call Elmhurst Orthopaedics today at 630.834.0491 or make an appointment online to get your customized treatment plan.