How does arthritis affect the hip?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
In arthritis of the hip, the cartilage lining the hip joint wears out. Eventually, the joint may no longer move smoothly without pain, stiffness, or discomfort. Mobility may also be affected.


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Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis Symptoms

Patients describe arthritis symptoms as an aching pain, like pain after a long walk. Moving a joint affected by arthritis can be painful because the cartilage that protects the ends of bones and allows the joint to move easily and ...

painlessly wears away. Other symptoms of arthritis include inflammation (usually mild) and joint stiffness, which is especially common first thing in the morning and during cool, damp weather.
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