You may have heard the term ‘arthritis’ before – but did you know that there isn’t just one single form of this condition? Rather, arthritis refers to pain or disease in the joints throughout the body. When the cartilage that protects our joints and allows them to move freely wears away, different forms of arthritis may set in and begin causing issues.
Arthritis of the Hip
When suffering from arthritis of the hip, many people may feel a stiffness in the hip, or difficulty moving around. When cartilage wears away, the bones in the hip begin rubbing directly against one another, which causes pain both immediate and prolonged. Pain may be worsened on long walks, or while going up and down stairs. Pain is often felt in the groin area, though may extend throughout the lower body as far down as the knee.