Hip Degenerative Joint Disease Specialist Questions and Answers
If you have osteoarthritis in the hip and don’t want invasive surgery, the doctors at Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas can help get you out of pain. Call us for more information or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Conroe TX, Montgomery TX, Panorama Village TX, Willis TX, The Woodlands TX and Cleveland TX.
Many of the patients we see here at Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas have been living with osteoarthritis of the hip and have questions about it, like how to better manage its symptoms. We certainly can help, and we’d like to start with a simple Q&A about hip degenerative joint disease, so here are some of the common questions were asked about the condition and how we can help our patients!
What are the symptoms of degenerative hip disease?
If you or someone you care about has degenerative hip disease, also known as hip osteoarthritis, then you may be familiar with its symptoms like pain, stiffness, tenderness, a grating sensation, bone spurs, swelling, and a loss of flexibility in the hip or hips. These symptoms can affect everyday life activities and will worsen over time unless they’re addressed by a professional. Really, if you have any joint pain or stiffness that doesn’t seem to go away at all, you should speak with a professional like one of our pain and integrative medicine doctors here at Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas. There’s a lot we can do for symptom relief.
What causes degenerative joint disease?
The condition occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in joints deteriorates. Often, the condition is called “wear and tear” disease, which describes what happens with the disease, but the entire joint is affected as well as surrounding areas of the body. A patient’s flexibility and mobility are affected too.
There are many risk factors with degenerative joint disease, like old age, obesity, joint injury, repeated stress on the joint, genetics, deformities, and even some metabolic diseases such as diabetes and hemochromatosis.
What can you do for degenerative joint disease?
The condition worsens gradually and, as a chronic condition, can’t be cured, but with professional treatment, the symptoms can be managed and the patient can live a healthy life. More specifically, a patient can get pain relief and improved mobility with treatments like:
- Medication – For pain relief, and can include acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and even some prescription antidepressants that are also approved for chronic osteoarthritis pain.
- Therapy – Physical therapy can strengthen the muscles around the joint, increase flexibility, and reduce pain, while occupational therapy can help you learn better ways of doing everyday tasks like showering.
- Lubrication injections – To provide cushioning and pain relief.
- Cortisone injections – For pain relief.
The treatments we offer here at Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas include the ones mentioned above and others. These treatments may help you avoid surgery, like having to get an artificial hip. Sometimes surgery is the best treatment, but often the better option is a noninvasive or minimally invasive treatment like the treatments we offer. To learn more about our treatments and services, connect with our clinic today.
How can I contact your clinic about hip degenerative joint disease?
You can call Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas at (936) 215-6918. We’d be happy to tell you more over the phone or during a consultation with us. Our clinic is located at 2510 South Loop 336 West, Suite 245 Conroe, TX 77304. Give us a call today or book a consultation with us online if you believe you or someone you care about needs our help here at Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas.
We hope you found our Q&A helpful, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!