Hip Osteoarthritis

WHAT IS IT?
This condition refers to degeneration of the hip joint surfaces and often a loss of space between the hip and pelvic bones.

WHAT DO I LOOK FOR?

·       Pain and tenderness to touch in the pubic, groin, inner thigh, buttock or lower abdominal region.

·       Reduction in the range of movement in the hip. Weakness in the surrounding hip muscles.

·       Pain with walking and may lead to a limp.

·       History of a previous hip injury/pathology

WHAT CAUSES IT?

·       General wear and tear to the joint with use over the years

·       Previous injury to the hip

WHEN DO I SEE SOMEONE FOR HELP?

Your LifeCare Practitioner will be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate management plan.
Often this problem can require a Sports Medicine Doctor, Physiotherapist, and/or Podiatrist to assist.

FOR MORE INFORMATION see your local LifeCare Practitioner.
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