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Hip Joint Pain: Advanced Treatment & When to Seek Medical Attention

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Hip osteoarthritis does not only occur in older adults. Some individuals may have it since birth or experience abnormal development, causing hip osteoarthritis to progress faster than usual. It can be detected as early as the age of 40. For instance, conditions like congenital hip dysplasia, hip infections, or injuries sustained in childhood can lead to hip osteoarthritis. Additionally, avascular necrosis of the hip joint can also contribute to hip osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of hip osteoarthritis: 

  • Initially, pain occurs with mobility. Sometimes a sense of stiffness in the hip joint and unease with mobility may occur
  • Chronic hip pain may arise during movement and at rest if left untreated.
  • Pain may worsen at night.
  • Feeling stiffness in the hip when standing or sitting. Pain arises when applying pressure, and have difficulties using the stairs. Some people may experience hip instability, hip stuck, and unequal leg lengths.

When experiencing these symptoms, promptly consult a specialist for diagnosis, severity assessment, and treatment initiation. If it is in the early stage, the doctor may recommend medication along with continuous physical therapy.

However, if symptoms do not improve or there is a severe condition of hip osteoarthritis or hip deformities, doctor may recommend surgery to replace the hip joint. Patients can typically stand and walk within 6 to 12 hours after a hip replacement surgery. The procedure allows patients to reclaim their active and fulfilling lives as much as possible. It can reduce the risks of complications.

Hip replacement surgery can help correct the difference in leg length caused by severe hip osteoarthritis, allowing individuals to regain equal leg lengths and balance.

For more information, contact

Robotic Knee Replacement Center, Vejthani Hospital
Call 02-7340000 or Ext. 2332
English Hotline: (+66)8-522 38888

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