Arthritis

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There are several different types of arthritis and there are multiple places in the body where it can be present.

For the hip, osteoarthritis is the most common, with the joint of the hip degrading because of age and use. It can be present in one or both hips. When the cartilage in the hip wears away, bone rubs on bone causing the discomfort. The pain is typically felt in the hip, but can radiate to the buttocks and/or knees. The pain develops slowly and worsens over time.

Treatment

  • Over the counter medication are often the first line of defense.
  • Physical therapy and steroid injection is another viable option.
  • In more extreme cases when other options have been exhausted, surgery is necessary. 

To schedule an appointment with the University of Maryland Orthopaedics Associates, call 410-448-6400.

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