Hip osteoarthritis is the most common cause of hip pain in people over the age of 45.
Osteoarthritis is a condition involving the breakdown in the cartilage on the ends of your bones. This can cause pain and stiffness within the joint. In the latter stages it can also cause bony growths to develop.
A number of factors can increase the risk of osteoarthritis. This includes previous joint injury, obesity, age and a family history of the condition. It is also more common in women. Osteoarthritis can be diagnosed from an x-ray of your hip joint.
Osteoarthritis is a life long condition. But there is good news. Research has shown that exercises to strengthen the muscles of the hip is effective in reducing symptoms. The program within TrackActive Me will provide you with exercises to do just this.
It’s also very important to remain active. It is recommended that everyone should do 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week. You should avoid activities that cause you too much pain. Activities such as cycling and swimming can be easy on the hip and help you to reach the recommended amount of aerobic exercise.
You can also choose from our library of pilates, stretching and strengthening programs. Just select ‘Stay Strong and Healthy’ in the TrackActive Me chat feature.These activities and programs can help you to stay healthy while living with osteoarthritis.