Signs and Symptoms of Hip Arthritis
– Dull toothache pain, stiffness and swelling are typical.
– Flare ups often occur
– Inability to continue with daily activities or lifestyle.
Tests and Diagnosis
At Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic our expert doctors will examine your hip, assess the level of pain and limitations of how this is affecting you and perform diagnostic imaging – such as X-rays and MRIs. Your treatment will then be a tailored shared decision to suit your personal needs and aims. The physical, emotional and social aspects of your health will be discussed.
Once you have hip arthritis and your cartilage is breaking down, your body cannot generate new cartilage. By rehabilitating your hip with a physiotherapist, you may slow down further hip joint damage, reduce pain, and improve your quality of life. Even people with established arthritis can benefit from this, as poor muscles cannot compensate for worn out joints to prevent stiffness.
Physiotherapists can provide you with:
- An individualised exercise program so you can improve your range of motion and strength around your hip, thereby reducing the burden on your hips and reducing pain.
- Hands on physical therapy techniques that will increase your joint flexibility and reduce stiffness and pain