Hip osteoarthritis is a condition that can cause pain and alteration of normal biomechanics. The exact causes of osteoarthritis have not yet been fully identified. It is completely normal to have a mild level of osteoarthritis as you age. However, more advanced stages of osteoarthritis can affect the ability to perform physical activities, which may include activities of daily living.
An exacerbation of symptoms usually occurs during a period when the level of physical activity has increased drastically. Direct trauma to the hip can increase symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Treatment of hip arthritis consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanics stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area.