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Symptoms and initial treatment

Common symptoms of hip arthritis include aching groin pain, occasional buttock / thigh pain, stiffness, poor mobility and function and symptoms aggravated by activity.


The initial treatment of arthritis includes:

  • Simple analgesia with paracetamol

  • Consideration of a long-acting anti-inflammatory (in consultation with your GP)

  • Weight loss

  • Improvement of muscular strength around the hip and of the core muscles

  • Walking aid use

  • Cortisone injection

If this initial, non-surgical treatment is ineffective, Dr Brown may recommend surgery to improve function, sleep and quality of life for his patients. Dr Brown performs the following surgeries for arthritis of the hip.

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