1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email

Hip Osteoarthritis - Causes - Diagnosis - Symptoms - Treatment

Osteoarthritis (OA) in the hips can cause pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. Learn about hip osteoarthritis causes, diagnosis, symptoms, pain relief, and treatment.
  1. Hip Pain Information
  2. Osteoarthritis Basics
  3. Osteoarthritis Diagnosis
  4. Osteoarthritis Symptoms
  5. Osteoarthritis Treatment

Hip Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Hip osteoarthritis is a common form of osteoarthritis which can affect your mobility. Early diagnosis and treatment help manage the disease.

Hip Osteoarthritis - Test Your Knowledge
Your hip hurts, and it's happening more often. Could it be osteoarthritis? Do you know the basic facts about hip osteoarthritis? Take our quiz: Hip Osteoarthritis - Test Your Knowledge.

Total Hip Replacement - What You Need to Know
Total hip replacement is a surgical option to treat hip pain caused by arthritis. If pain cannot be controlled by conservative measures and it is very difficult to walk and perform usual daily activities, you may be a candidate for total hip replacement.

What Is Femoroacetabular Impingement?
Femoroacetabular impingement is a condition that involves the ball (femur) and socket (acetabulum) of the hip joint. There are two types of femoroacetabular impingement -- cam and pincer impingement. Femoroacetabular impingement can be an important factor in the development of hip osteoarthritis.

Hip Replacement Improves Quality of Life
Hip replacement improves quality of life. Study results reveal that the benefits of hip replacement can be realized by patients of any age -- even those in their 80s and 90s. Even so, many osteoarthritis patients who would likely benefit from hip replacement choose not to have the surgery.

Hip Pain
Hip pain involves any pain in or around the hip joint. Hip-related pain is not always felt directly over the hip. Instead, you may feel it in the middle of your thigh. Similarly, pain you feel in the hip may actually reflect a problem in your back, rather than your hip itself.

Hip Arthritis
Hip arthritis is a common problem, most often due to osteoarthritis. Hip arthritis symptoms tend to progress as the condition worsens.

Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Like other joints that carry your weight, your hips may be at risk for "wear and tear" arthritis (osteoarthritis), from AAOS.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.