The hip joint is the articulation of the axial skeleton with the lower limb. As we use our hips for walking, rotating and flexing the lower limb, they are subjected to loads during almost all movements. It is not surprising that the hip joint is liable to injury or development of degenerative joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis.
One of the consequences of any joint disease is pain.
Hip pain limits your daily activities, affects your mood, your health and, definitely, your general wellbeing.
There are a number of solutions, surgical and non-surgical, to treat your disease. Ask your doctor what is the most suitable treatment for your age, activity level and expectations. In the case of advanced osteoarthritis, hip pain and stiffness severely limit your life and your doctor may suggest that you undergo a total hip replacement.