Osteoarthritis is a regressive condition caused by wear of the cartilage and tissues in the hip joint. Osteoarthritis is more common in women than men and usually in people over 50 years old.
Pain – The affected joints may be painful during or after certain movements.
People with osteoarthritis in their hands often experience sharp pains when trying to do activities with their hands.
you’ve been sitting all day, but joint stiffness that lasts longer than an hour may be an early sign of osteoarthritis.
Instability – The joint may become unstable.
Swelling – When the tissues around the joint become inflamed, it may cause some swelling.
Clicking & cracking – Cartilage helps your joints move smoothly. When that cartilage wears down,
the bones can rub together, sometimes making a cracking or clicking sound
Reduced range of motion – People in earlier stages of osteoarthritis may notice that it’s not as easy to move as it once was.
During the session, a physical therapist will inspect your range of motion, strength, and joint stability. The therapist will use exercises and activities to help you regain your strength and flexibility and improve your ability to perform daily activities.