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Hip Osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that causes the joints to become painful and stiff. It is the most common type of arthritis in the UK.

The severity of osteoarthritis symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, and between different affected joints. For some people, the symptoms may be mild and may come and go, whereas others can experience more continuous and severe problems.

The hip joint is one of the commonest joints to be affected by osteoarthritis, because it is a weight bearing joint. People with osteoarthritis of the hip usually have difficulty with walking, climbing stairs, getting in and out of the car or putting on shoes and socks. 

How do we treat hip osteoarthritis at the Mansfield Clinic?

Osteoarthritis is a long-term condition which cannot be cured, but it doesn't necessarily get any worse over time and it can sometimes gradually improve. A number of treatments are available to reduce the symptoms. Dr Allfree may choose to use one or more of the following treatment strategies to help your joint pain:

  • painkilling medication 
  • a structured supervised exercise plan
  • steroid injections into the affected joints can help
  • in osteoarthritis of mild to moderate severity, hyalgan injections into the affected joint may be beneficial
  • In a small number of cases, where the above treatments haven't helped or the damage to the joints is particularly severe, surgical advice may be required, to determine whether joint replacement is warranted.

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