- Anatomy of the Hip Joint
- Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
- Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
- Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Osteoarthritis of the Hip)
- Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Hip Dislocation
- Hip Fracture
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
- Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
- Loose Bodies in the Hip
- Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip
- Muscle Strain Injuries of the Thigh
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Snapping Hip Syndrome
Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
This condition is an irritation of the hip joint that can cause inflammation, pain, and limited mobility. Unlike osteoarthritis, which occurs from a wearing away of cartilage on the ends of connecting bones, inflammatory arthritis is a disease of the immune system that can affect multiple joints.
In some cases, a virus or bacteria may trigger an immune system response that attacks the joint in people with genetic predisposition. However, the exact cause of the condition is unknown. Types of inflammatory arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.
The most common symptom of inflammatory arthritis is pain in the hip joint, or across the groin, outer thigh, or buttocks. The pain may lessen with activity. Other symptoms include stiffness, limited mobility in the joint and difficulty walking.
Treatment options include rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, disease modifying agents, antibiotics, and modification of daily activities. Severe cases may require surgery.
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