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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