As part of its anatomy, the hip joint has a lubricating membrane called the synovium. It helps the hip joints glide easily and supplies nutrients to cartilage. When irritated, however, the joint lining causes a painful condition called synovitis. Read on for more.
Causes & Triggers
- Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune disease
- Prior injury
Signs & Symptoms
- Pain (especially during movement)
- Lumps or nodules (in conjunction with rheumatoid arthritis)
Tips & Treatments
- This condition is often secondary to something else like arthritis or labral tear.
- Non-surgical treatments may include icing affected areas, anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections.
- In severe instances, surgery may be necessary to remove the inflamed synovium.