Osteoarthritis of the hip is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation of the joints of the hips, although osteoarthritis can occur in any of the body's joints, notes WebMD. Joint inflammation results in swelling and ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Hip osteoarthritis occurs when inflammation or injury to the hip joint causes the cartilage tissue that otherwise protects it to break down, according to WebMD. When this cartilage breaks down, the joint becomes swollen,... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A person should perform hip osteoarthritis exercises to boost muscle strength, improve the stability of joints and improve the body’s balance, according to Healthline. Increasing movements when doing normal activities in... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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Arthritis of the hip, sometimes referred to as osteoarthritis, is an inflammation of the area around the hip that causes the cartilage surrounding the joint to break down, according to WebMD. This causes stiffness around... More » Health Conditions & Diseases