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Hip Osteoarthritis

There are several different kinds of arthritis, but osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in adults. Osteoarthritis of the hip, or “hip OA,” is a degenerative condition that affects the joints and surrounding tissues in the hip. This can cause pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. 

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we understand how uncomfortable and limiting hip OA can be. That’s why we offer a range of treatments to help our patients find relief, including non-surgical and surgical treatments. BOS is passionate about keeping treatment as conservative as possible, and we treat every patient like an individual with unique needs.

If you're ready to take the first step towards relieving your hip OA with some of the top hip specialists in the greater Chicago area, Barrington Orthopedic Specialists is here to help. Schedule your first appointment with us online and we'll start the process of getting you back on the move.

Surgical & Nonsurgical Hip Arthritis Treatments

Osteoarthritis of the hip is a degenerative joint disease caused by long-term wear and tear on the cartilage that cushions the bones in your hip. The breakdown of this cartilage causes these bones to rub against one another, resulting in pain and stiffness.

Common symptoms associated with hip osteoarthritis include: 

  • Pain in your groin, thigh or knee that's worse when you put weight on the affected area 
  • Stiffness in the hip joint, particularly after inactivity
  • Decreased ability to move the hip joint
  • Catching or clicking felt in hip joint with walking 
  • A grating or crackling sound when you move the hip joint
  • Difficulty walking, climbing stairs, rising from a chair, and putting socks and shoes on

If these symptoms sound familiar to you, it's important to be evaluated by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. The sooner your OA is diagnosed, the better your chances of finding an effective treatment plan to improve your function and return to doing the things you enjoy.

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Frequently-Asked Questions

What are some conservative treatments for hip osteoarthritis?

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we offer a full range of treatment options for people with hip OA. These include both surgical and nonsurgical treatments that are designed to reduce pain, increase mobility, optimize your recovery, and improve your overall quality of life. 

Some of the nonsurgical options we provide include:

  • Cortisone: Cortisone shots can reduce inflammation in the hip joint, giving you relief from pain and allowing for improved mobility.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy helps strengthen the muscles surrounding the hip, increase your range of motion, and improve balance. 
  • Medication: Anti-inflammatory medications and analgesics can provide short-term relief from pain.
  • Activity Modification: Your doctor may recommend changing certain activities or avoiding certain positions that aggravate hip OA.

When might my doctor suggest hip replacement surgery?

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we understand that sometimes conservative treatments are not enough to provide adequate relief. If the pain and mobility impairments persist despite nonsurgical treatments, you may be a candidate for hip replacement surgery.

Hip replacement surgery is often times recommended when conservative treatment hasn't provided relief and function with activities of daily living are worsening.

Where is Barrington Orthopedic Specialists located?

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists has multiple conveniently accessible locations across the greater Chicago area. Our offices can be found in:

  • Bartlett, IL
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Schaumburg, IL

How can I get started with the best hip specialists near me?

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we make it easy to get started with the top specialists in Illinois. Just use our online tool to select a time that works for you, and we’ll be in contact shortly.