Hip Arthritis Specialists in New Jersey

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Compassionate and Effective Care from Gramercy Pain Center

Gramercy Pain Center provides interventional pain management solutions to patients in New Jersey. Our team of highly-qualified medical providers understand the effects of debilitating chronic pain on your day-to-day living and quality of life. With our custom pain management plans developed by our experienced hip arthritis specialists, we can offer varied solutions to help you overcome your hip condition and live your best life.

Millions of adults in the United States experience some form of arthritis. If left untreated, your joints’ condition may worsen and lead to worse pain that can prevent you from performing everyday tasks. With our team and state-of-the-art facilities across New Jersey, we can help you adapt and overcome your condition.

If you’re experiencing hip pain or several symptoms of hip arthritis, schedule an appointment with one of our hip arthritis specialists in your nearest Gramercy Pain Center. Once we’ve diagnosed your condition, we can provide you with customized treatments that can help you manage your symptoms and live your life to the fullest.

Understanding Hip Arthritis

When your joints have arthritis, you experience joint inflammation that causes pain when you move. The most common cause of arthritis, known as osteoarthritis, happens when the cartilage connecting your joints wears out from natural wear and tear that comes with use. This can also be caused by rheumatic arthritis – where your tissue wears out, becoming an autoimmune disease – or an injury. When this happens, the friction between your bones, muscles, and soft tissue is increased, which can cause pain and inflammation.

Your hip joints require a lot of movement for daily activities such as walking, running, climbing up staircases, and sitting down. So when your hip joint cartilage has deteriorated, it can affect your ability to perform everyday tasks without experiencing some amount of pain. While there is no cure for hip arthritis, you can seek treatment to prevent the damage from getting worse and intensifying the pain. You can also take steps to minimize the frequency, duration, and intensity of the pain to reduce its effects on your everyday life.

Causes and Symptoms of Hip Arthritis

Adults can develop arthritis of the hip in three forms: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis:

  • Hip osteoarthritis develops in many older adults due to aging and the natural wear and tear of your cartilage causing inflammatory arthritis. It can also be developed by athletes or those whose jobs or lifestyles require them to move more frequently than the average person.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis develops when a person has an autoimmune condition. Your body’s immune system mistakes your cartilage tissue as a foreign cell and attacks it, causing it to degrade faster.
  • Traumatic arthritis is caused by a hip injury such as fractures or joint dislocation that damages your cartilage. It can also be caused by bacterial infections causing a degenerative joint disease.

Whichever the cause, if left untreated, your arthritis can progress into a worse condition that can make the pain more debilitating. Patients with arthritis can experience symptoms such as:

  • Pain in the hip, groin, thighs, butt, knee, and upper legs
  • Pain from prolonged sitting, strenuous activities, or any movement that triggers hip movements
  • Feeling of stiffness when walking, bending, or performing any joint movement
  • Crepitus or audible cracking or grinding sounds when you move your hip joints

Effective Integrated Treatments from a Hip Arthritis Specialist

If you’re experiencing joint pain and suspect you have arthritis of the hip, contact your nearest Gramercy Pain Center to schedule an appointment with a hip specialist. They can diagnose your condition with physical exams, laboratory tests, and other effective methods to rule out other hip conditions.

Once we’ve diagnosed your hip arthritis, we can develop your treatment plan immediately. While arthritis has no cure, it can be controlled to prevent it from getting worse. Our pain management plans can manage your condition while minimizing your pain triggers that can cause you chronic hip discomfort. Some of the treatments we provide our hip arthritis patients include:

  • Medication – this includes over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription medications, corticosteroid injections, antibiotics, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, etc.
  • Physical therapy – exercises done with a professional physical therapist and on your own at home to improve your hips’ range of motion.
  • Assistive devices – we can recommend canes, walkers, and other assistive devices that can be installed in your home to help you adapt to your condition.
  • Lifestyle modification recommendations – our medical providers can recommend lifestyle changes that can help you minimize your pain. For instance, losing excess weight through a proper diet and an active lifestyle can ease the pressure on your joints.

Gramercy Pain Center Can Help You Overcome Hip Arthritis

There’s still no cure for any form of arthritis; once your cartilage degrades, it doesn’t grow back whole. However, you can take steps to prevent it from degrading any further and causing you even more pain. At Gramercy Pain Center, we can help you overcome your condition by preventing it from degrading, minimizing your pain, and allowing you to adapt to your condition.

Each of our locations across New Jersey offers state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to provide for your needs. Together with our team of highly-qualified medical professionals, we can help you live your best life and minimize the effect your joint condition has on your day-to-day activities.

FAQs About Hip Arthritis

Q: What’s the outlook for patients with hip arthritis?

A: If left untreated, your cartilage will continue to degrade over time. This can cause debilitating pain, which can limit your mobility and make everyday tasks more difficult to perform. Our patients receive pain management plans tailored to their condition, lifestyle, age, and needs. They’re able to adapt and overcome their condition without the need for more invasive solutions like surgery.

Q: Is hip surgery a potential option to treat my condition?

A: Surgical procedures like total hip replacement surgery or joint replacement surgery is often a last resort for pain management. Most patients find effective pain relief with less invasive, non-surgical options, so surgery for hip pain relief is rare. If you’ve exhausted all non-surgical options, you may consult with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss surgical options.

Q: Is there a way to prevent hip arthritis?

A: Hip arthritis is common in older adults due to the regular wear and tear of your cartilage as you age. It’s also common in those with autoimmune diseases, as they can develop rheumatoid arthritis. If you lead an active lifestyle or are active for work, you can minimize the damage to your cartilage by performing warm-ups and stretches and taking breaks in between strenuous activities.

Bring Back Your Mobility with Gramercy Pain Center

Don’t let hip pain hinder you from living the life you want. With custom treatment plans from Gramercy Pain Center, you can get plans tailored to your lifestyle to help you minimize the effects of your condition. Schedule an appointment at your nearest Gramercy PaIn Center location today.