Treatments for Degenerative Joint Disease in the Hip

Fabio R. Orozco, M.D. August 11th, 2016

If you are suffering from degenerative joint disease in the hip, then Rothman Institute is here to help by providing you with the answers you need.

If you or someone you love is suffering from  degenerative joint disease in the hip, then you know how this disease can affect a person’s life. You know how that loss of function and hip pain impacts a person’s quality of life and keeps them from doing the things he or she enjoys. Rothman Institute offers the available treatments for someone suffering from  degenerative joint disease in the hip. We understand the importance of providing information and answers to questions at the very beginning of the recovery process.

What is Degenerative Joint Disease in the Hip?

Degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis, is the most common type of joint disease. This condition can occur in any joint, but it is most common to find degenerative joint disease in the hip, knees, hand and spine

Degenerative joint disease occurs when the cartilage cushioning the bones breaks down and the bone surfaces become exposed and rub together. This friction and irritation may cause the joint region to become inflamed and painful--resulting in a loss of motion in the joint. Other results of this deteriorated cartilage may include: the development of bone spurs around the affected joint or the ligaments and muscles around the joint becoming weaker and stiffer.

Symptoms of Degenerative Joint Disease in the Hip

If you or someone you love are experiencing hip pain and are concerned that it may be degenerative joint disease, these may be some of the symptoms you are experiencing:

  • Joint stiffness when moving from a seated to upright position

  • Swelling in one or more joints

  • Decrease range of motion

  • The feeling or sound of bones “grating”

  • Difficulty sleeping at night

  • Difficulty walking

  • Limp

Treatments for Degenerative Joint Disease in the Hip

If you are suffering from degenerative joint disease, you will probably be interested in what treatments are available to you. There are a number of treatment options; which one will suit you best will depend upon several individual factors, such as your age, activity level, and the level of cartilage loss your joint has experienced.

Some of the different options you may discuss with your doctor include:

  • Medication-- may be able to reduce the swelling and help to keep the pain manageable.

  • Physical therapy-- helps to strengthen the muscles around the affected joint(s).

  • Joint replacement surgery-- if other treatments are not successful, the replacement of the injured joint with a metal prosthesis may be the best option for restoring function and quality of life.

Where to Look for Experts to Treat Degenerative Joint Disease

If you want someone you can trust to provide you with the best possible care in the treatment of the degenerative joint disease in your hip, then look no further than Rothman Institute. We pride ourselves in providing high quality care to all of our patients with a focus on individualized needs. We want to help determine what is the best solution for your condition and your lifestyle.

In the hands of our highly specialized physicians, you can be assured to receive the treatment that is needed to regain the highest level of functioning possible. Because our physicians are all specialized in a particular area, the care provider working with you will have a unique level of experience in the treatments you undergo. Each year our physicians see hundreds of patients and treat them with the latest technology and the most advanced treatments available. You can trust Rothman Institute to provide this quality of care to you in treating the degenerative joint disease in your hip.

To learn more about your condition and treatment or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-321-9999 today!

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