Worn cartilage in the hip – osteoartrithis

Osteoarthritis is a loosening of the articular cartilage in the hip, which means that the cartilage’s quality decreases causing it to partly or totally disappear over time. The defect causes an uneven weight distribution which gives a feeling of instability. Osteoartrithis is mainly seen in older people but also commonly occurs among farmers and in sports e.g. football player, dancers.

 

Symptoms

– Pain on weight-bearing, lameness.
– Pain whilst resting. Limited range of motion.
– Stiffness, difficulty to get started.

 

Possible causes

Normal ageing process.
Genetic and anatomical reasons.
One-sided strain or extreme strain.

 

Treatment

Mobility training.
Strength-training of weak muscles.
Stretching. Training of balance and coordination.