Frequently Asked Questions
● overuse – People who work in or engage in activities that require physically taxing repetitive motions on the hip have a higher chance of getting osteoarthritis.
● If a person is overweight or obese, their hips are under more strain.
● Women who have recently gone through menopause are more likely than men to develop hip osteoarthritis.
● Unsuitable tension on the cartilage can be caused by structural abnormalities, such as hip dysplasia and impingement, two disorders that cause improperly shaped hip bones.
● A serious injury, such as a hip fracture or labral tears, might cause arthritis years later.
● Genetics - Certain autoimmune illnesses that cause hip arthritis may run in families.
The diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis will start with a physical exam by your doctor. Physical tests are done to assess joint range of motion and the fluid around the joints (warm or red joints).
To assist your doctor in determining whether osteoarthritis or another condition may be the source of your pain, be sure to keep track of what makes it worse or better. Identify any other family members with arthritis.
Your physician might recommend additional tests, such as:
● Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI scan
● Xray (show presence of bone spur as well as cartilage damage)
● Blood tests may be used by physicians to rule out other illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis, that could be the source of the discomfort.