Why is there pain in my groin? What is hip arthritis?
One of the most common causes of groin pain or hip pain is arthritis. This is progressive and is defined as ‘inflammation of the joint’. It usually has a slow onset and worsens with time.
Is there only one type of Arthritis?
No, there are many types. The main ones that can affect the hips are as follows:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Psoriatic arthritis
Lets focus on osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is usually a result of wear and tear on a joint. Therefore it is understandable that it is more common in the elderly.
What is the structure of the hip joint and how does osteoarthritis affect this?
The hip joint is comprised of a ball and socket joint. Specifically, a ball at the end of the thigh bone fits in to a socket in the pelvis. Each component’s end is coated with smooth cartilage which allows the joint to move easily. As the cartilage wears away and becomes rougher with age, the surfaces can grind against each other and cause pain.
What factors are associated with osteoarthritis?
- Structural problems with the hip such as hip dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement.
- Previous injury to the hip.
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