Hip arthritis is caused by wearing out of the joint surfaces. It is one of the most common medical conditions affecting over 25% of working age adults. The ball-and-socket accumulates damage and can cause pain in the hip, groin, thigh, and/or knee. The joint may become stiffness and immobile. It may become difficult to put on shoes and socks, go up and down stairs, and rise from low chairs. Short walks may become painful.
Osteoarthritis has no single specific cause, but there are certain factors that may make you more likely to develop the disease, including: