One of the main support for the weight of the body is the hip in human anatomy. The hip joint consists of two main parts:
- A ball (femoral head) at the top of the thigh bone (femur)
- A rounded socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis
circlet of tough but flexible tissue, known as ligaments connects the ball to the socket helping to maintain steadiness in both parts of the hip. The surface of the ball and the socket is covered by a very filmy layer of lubricated tissues known as articular cartilage. This helps in cushioning the hip bones in turn allowing them to be easily movable.
The other part of the hip joint is embedded by a thin layer of soft tissue known as the synovial membrane. This membrane helps in producing a little amount of lubricating fluid preventing the hip joints from rubbing against each other.
What causes hip pain?
The reason for pain in your hip can be because of many factors. Such as deformity or injury, but the most prevalent reason is osteoarthritis(OA).which is also known as degenerative joint disease. The pain of the hip can be quite distressing, limiting freedom of movement and ability to function independently. The very basic functions such as walking, climbing up the stairs, or even picking an object up from the floor can become very agonizing and sometimes near impossible.
Arthritis causes the lining of the hips cartilage to wear and tear away with time.
This wear and tear cause the bones to rub against each other, giving rise to inflammation, pain, rigidity, and fragility. The acceleration of the disease depends on factors like age, weight, joint function, and overall activity.
Your Treatment Options for Hip Pain
The good news is that people suffering from joint pain of the hip can get much-required relief through minimally invasive hip surgery or total joint replacement, which they couldn’t get from medication and other treatment options.
It’s so good to be back to normal day-to-day activities and lead an independent life.
We at Arthros Clinic can help you determine which kind of joint replacement is the right form of treatment for you.
But in spite of us suggesting you the right option of hip surgery, it’s totally upon you to decide about the procedure.