Hip Conditions

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Hip arthritis is the wearing down of cartilage lining the hip joint. This condition can occur at any age but is most common in older adults. Since osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition and the cartilage wears down, this tends to worsen with time. There is a range of treatment options from a conservative like physical therapy and invasive like surgery. Physical therapy helps patients both pre and post surgery

Common symptoms of hip arthritis include:

  • Pain at the hip, groin, thigh, knee, or buttocks
  • Stiffness, and weakness of the affected lower extremity,
  • A crunching sound when moving the hip
  • Pain with regular daily activities.

At Apex, your physical therapist will assess the joint and surrounding structures to create a plan of care that best suits your personal goals and needs.

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