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

  • Unknown
  • Genetics may play a role

Signs & Symptoms

  • Difficulty walking
  • Dull ache (especially groin, thigh, knee, buttocks)
  • Fever, loss of appetite, fatigue
  • Limping
  • Pain
  • Stiffness

Tips & Treatments

  • When it comes to inflammatory arthritis of the hip, there are three types:
    • Rheumatoid
    • 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.