Hip Inflammatory Arthritis
Joint pain and stiffness. These are pretty typical symptoms of arthritis. And while there is no cure, early intervention and proper treatment can make a difference in maintaining mobility and function of the hip. Keep reading to find out more.
Causes & Triggers
- Genetics may play a role
Signs & Symptoms
- Difficulty walking
- Dull ache (especially groin, thigh, knee, buttocks)
- Fever, loss of appetite, fatigue
Tips & Treatment
- When it comes to inflammatory arthritis of the hip, there are three types:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Non-surgical treatment can help preserve function and prevent destruction.
- Successful symptom management may involve anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), oral, cream or injectable corticosteroids, physical therapy, assistive devices and DMARDs, or disease-modifying antiheumatic drugs to slow progression.
- Surgical options include removing the joint lining known as the synovium or total hip replacement.