Hip Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease that mostly affects your hip joint cartilage.
Healthy cartilage allows your hip joint bones to move smoothly, glide over each other and absorb shock forces. In hip OA, the top layer of this cartilage breaks down and wears away. Over time these surfaces can rub together causing pain, swelling and can restrict movement.
Osteoarthritis is more common in an ageing population and more likely to be affecting weight bearing joints like the hip. It can affect younger people especially if there is a history of hip injury or heavy workload to the hip joint.
Osteopathy helps to provide pain relief and increasing function of your hip, whilst reducing inflammation. Once the pain is more manageable your osteopath will prescribe a strengthening and biomechanical treatment plan to help address your specific needs.
Our osteopaths have a background in exercise rehabilitation and work with all levels of osteoarthritis to help get you moving and #staymoving.