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What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the hips?

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Talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms of hip osteoarthritis:

  • Stiff joints when you get out of bed or sit for a long time
  • Any pain, swelling, or tenderness in the hip joint
  • A sound or feeling ("crunching") of bone rubbing against bone
  • Trouble moving your hips to put on your socks or other routine tasks

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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