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How is osteoarthritis of the hip treated?

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Treatment aims to make it easier for you to move and to get around. That involves controlling your pain and to make your hips work better. Treatments may include:

  • Rest and joint care
  • Cane to take weight off the affected hip
  • Nondrug pain relief techniques to control pain
  • Losing extra weight
  • Exercise
  • Medications, including acetaminophen (Tylenol), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen (Advil), or a prescription pain medication
  • Surgery
  • Complementary and alternative therapies

SOURCES:

NIA Age Page: "Arthritis Advice."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip."

MedlinePlus: "Osteoarthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

SOURCES:

NIA Age Page: "Arthritis Advice."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip."

MedlinePlus: "Osteoarthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 5, 2018

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