The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis refers to a degenerative joint and bone disease. When it occurs in the hip, osteoarthritis can cause mild to severe hip pain. Osteoarthritis is caused by gradual wear and tear on the joint that gets worse with time. It affects nearly 27 million people in the US.
If you have symptoms of osteoarthritis in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV, such as pain and swelling, visit Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals for excellence in care. To request an appointment, Find a Doctor online or call (702) 616-4900.
Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis often include:
- Hip pain (may be dull, achy, and worse in the morning or with inactivity)
- Limited range of motion
- Joint stiffness
- Noticeable bump or deformity of your hip joint
- Creaking or grinding noise when moving your hip
Speak with a doctor at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican if you have one or more of these symptoms. Our orthopedic experts can provide you with a diagnose and personalized treatment.
The main cause of osteoarthritis is aging. As you age, your joints experience chronic wear and tear. Osteoarthritis can develop during middle age, but most commonly is found in people 65 and older.
A number of risk factors can increase your likelihood of developing osteoarthritis, such as:
- Chronic stress on your joints (such as from sports and physically demanding jobs)
- Previous joint injuries
- Family history of osteoarthritis
- Being overweight or obese
Osteoarthritis Treatment at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
Initial treatment for osteoarthritis often starts with a nonsurgical approach, including anti-inflammatory medicines, joint injections, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications. With early treatment, surgery may not be necessary.
If osteoarthritis makes it difficult for you to move without hip pain and noninvasive treatments haven’t worked, doctors at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican perform minimally invasive treatments, such as hip resurfacing, total hip replacement, and anterior hip replacement. Our Siena Campus has earned a Joint Commission Certification for our Joint Replacement-Hip program.
The type of surgery you may need will depend on your age, activity level, and the extent of your joint damage. Talk with your doctor to learn more about your options. Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals extend compassionate care and treatment for osteoarthritis in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.