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  • Nov 13, 2019

What Are The Most Common Diseases That Affect The Hip?

Overview:

There can be several reasons that cause hip issues. It can be anything starting from cartilage breakdown, muscle inflammation or bone disorder. All the problems result in extreme pain in the hip joint.

The severe problems in the hip results in extreme pain, stiffness and difficulty with mobility. It is possible to treat certain disorders without surgery. However, end-stage disorders require replacement.

Two most common types of Diseases That Affect Hips are described in the blog, continue to read the blog to know about the same.

Common Diseases Affecting the Hips:

Some of the most common diseases that affect the maximum number of patients are:

  • Osteoarthritis:

It is one of the most common forms of diseases that associate with the degeneration of cartilages and the bones of the hip joint. Osteoarthritis makes the hip joint cartilages brittle and stiff. The bone cartilages during this disorder can break down in pieces and move around synovial fluid within the joint. The possible and visible symptom of the osteoarthritis is inflammation.

The joint cartilages work as a cushion between the joints and bones of the hip joint, thus avoiding the wear and tear. In short, the patient loses the elasticity of the bones with this hip disease.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Synovial joints in the hip provide mobility to the hip joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is the condition of the hip joint that results in the inflammation in the joint. It introduces the pain in the joint. The swelling follows up with the pain in the joint, and it further increases to other issues, like difficulty in changing the position from rest to movement or vice-versa. The pain further increases to the chronic level. Also, the cause of this health disorder is unknown.

  • Bone Fractures:

Bone fracture is one of the significant Hip Affecting Diseases, and it is majorly found in people above the age of forty years. It is because of the density of bones reduces to a significant level after a particular age. One of the known and popular reasons for bone fractures is Osteoporosis, that is a substantial reduction in the strength of bone tissues.

The bones in people become soft and brittle after a particular age, so even minor injuries often result in major deformity or fracture. Bone fractures or osteoporosis is more common in women than in men. Bone density reduces with the calcium content in your body. So, in short, we can say that the cause of hip joint bone disorder is a lack of calcium.

A hip joint bone fracture can sometimes the result of the accident too in youngsters.

Final Words:

Hip joint disorders are more in people with age above 40 years. The best part is that the treatment of all the hip affecting diseases is now possible, and the success of all the surgeries in India, irrespective of the causes & symptoms of the disorder is possible. The added benefits of availing the treatment in India is the higher rate of success of treatment and most importantly the low cost of the hip surgeries.

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