Also known as the acetabulofemoral joint, the hip joint is the junction between the pelvis and the femur. Typically, pain arising from the hip joint presents in the groin region. This pain is usually worse with rotation of the hip during activities such as getting in and out of the car and rolling over in bed.
Diagnosing hip osteoarthritis is usually done with a simple x-ray. This will demonstrate degree of arthritis and help to guide treatment options. There are a variety of treatment options for hip pain as well. Some patients may do well with medications such as acetaminophen and anti-inflammatories. Other patients may require interventions such as intra-articular hip steroid injections. These injections are very effective and are relatively painless. PRP and regenerative therapy injections are also viable options that can be utilized.