The hip joint is one of the largest joints in the body. It is composed of one osseous joint. The hip ensures weight-bearing and mobility on several different planes. The stability of the hip comes from the joint design, joint capsule, ligaments, muscle, and cartilaginous tissue called the labrum.
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Articular cartilage with a smooth and shiny surface that allows the bones’ ends to slide freely over each other covers the bony joint surfaces of the head of the femur and acetabulum. This cartilage enables the joint to move smoothly.
Common causes of hip osteoarthritis include:
Other factors contributing to the development of hip arthritis include normal aging and improper formation of the hip joint.
Arthritis of the hip can cause the following symptoms:
All of your symptoms are taken into account by your doctor. He examines you to assess your mobility, gait, and weight-bearing capacity. In some cases, testing like X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans may be ordered. A blood test may also be required to determine the type of arthritis you have.
Treatment of hip arthritis at our pain treatment clinic in New Jersey depends on the severity of the condition. You should follow some important guidelines at the beginning of such a condition. Treatment options include:
Contact Redefine Healthcare today for more information about our hip arthritis treatment options by calling the office nearest you or using our convenient online scheduling system.
As the first line of treatment, Dr. Freeman, New Jersey’s leading pain management and injury specialist in New Jersey, Dr. Freeman, recommends abstention from activities that cause pain or stress the affected joint.
If your hip arthritis is severe or is not responding well to nonsurgical treatment options, the specialist will recommend you to undergo surgery.
The progression of arthritis will be slowed, your pain will be reduced, and your range of motion in the affected joint will be increased if you seek treatment sooner rather than later. Bone spurs, osteonecrosis, and septic arthritis will develop if the disease is not treated.
Our top-rated pain management doctors and best injury specialist in NJ provide pain relief and rehabilitation care. Our doctors cooperate with the top-rated hospitals in New Jersey, including RWJ Barnabas and Morristown Medical Center.
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