Can hip arthritis cause back pain?
Hip arthritis is when you experience hip pain and stiffness due to the cartilage that protects the joints wearing down.
Symptoms of hip arthritis are:
- Pain in the hip
- Swelling and tenderness in the hip
Due to pain and discomfort in your hip, your mobility may be reduced, resulting in other joints and muscles taking more strain than they usually would. It is common for the spine to take this strain and thus become tired and worn.
Treatment for hip arthritis
Treatment involves taking painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication to help ease pain and inflammation. Physiotherapy and exercise may help strengthen the muscles around the joint.
If the above have not been successful or if your arthritic hip is advanced, then hip surgery to repair or replace the damaged hip joint may be considered.
How do I book a consultation?
You can book either a face to face or virtual consultation with Mr Makrides by contacting his secretary. You can find her details here.
Appointments are available via private medical insurance or paying for yourself. Click here for the most up to date self funding fees, and here for private medical insurance information.