The term arthritis means “joint inflammation”. Inflammation due to arthritis affects millions of people in the UK, making it difficult for them to perform daily tasks and live an active lifestyle.
There are many different types of arthritis with osteoarthritis being the most common and most likely to affect the hip joint. Osteoarthritis is a condition that develops, as people age, causing inflammation to a joint and a break down in cartilage. This in turn deforms the joint, causing further pain, swelling and inflammation.