Treatments for Arthritis of the Hip
Non-surgical treatments for arthritis include:
- Cortisone Injections
- Assistive devices (cane, walker, seat lifts)
- Physical and/or occupational therapy
- Rest and activity modification
Water activities, such as swimming, are better than land activities for patients who suffer from hip arthritis.
Your risk of developing osteoarthritis is four times greater if you are obese. Exercise, combined with proper vitamin intake, can work to prevent swelling in the tissues. However, any exercise or diet regimen should be discussed with your primary care physician.
“Arthritis of the Hip.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2 April, 2003.
“Weight Loss and Diet: Back to the Basics for Relieving Arthritis Pain.” DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. 2 April, 2003.