Coxarthrosis. Symptoms and treatment of arthrosis of the hip joint

lower back pain with hip osteoarthritis

Arthrosis of the hip joint is also called coxarthrosis. This is a degenerative-dystrophic disease of the musculoskeletal system. Coxarthrosis begins with the articular cartilage, where the process of thinning begins, the cartilage breaks down, thus losing the main function of the joint - cushioning.

The process becomes more complicated when the blood supply to the femoral head is interrupted, at this moment aseptic necrosis develops, which in turn is accompanied by arthrosis. After that, the patient must apply medicines, do certain exercises or carry out treatment, which includes a whole complex.

Causes of the disease

Of course, the reasons that give impetus to the disease can be completely different. If the disease is accompanied by constant immobility of a person, then the treatment will not be difficult, just change your lifestyle and also do not forget that after this there is a prevention of the disease. Thus, it will be possible to get rid of the main symptoms, which lead to the fact that the pain returns periodically, and eventually does not recede at all. Bones and joints, although strong and can withstand considerable weight, however, with constant physical strain on the body, they can fail. Take care to get rid of unnecessary stress, which can lead to the first signs of illness. Injuries will not lead to anything good, it does not matter here whether the injuries were accidental or not. Due to injuries received in youth, this disease develops very often in athletes, whose treatment is not always done immediately. Here the diagnosis will be unclear, the load on the body will have to be limited, in this case it will not be possible to treat the disease in another way.

exercises for hip arthritis

As strange as it may seem, heredity can affect the development of coxarthrosis. Some people have a congenital dislocation of the hip, which eventually turns into osteoarthritis of the hip joint.

There are two forms of the disease: the primary form and the secondary form. In the first case, the disease develops on its own, and pain is felt, while the secondary form is a consequence of other diseases. They can be:

  • Perthes disease;
  • Congenital hip dislocation;
  • hip dysplasia;
  • Got joint injuries;
  • Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head;
  • Inflammation.
  • Most often, the primary form of the disease appears after 50 years, that is, when the joints of the body get tired and after that pain is felt.


It is possible to determine arthrosis in the hip joint by the symptoms that appear. Basically, it will be pain that occurs while walking. This disease is chronic, so the symptoms appear once and cannot disappear. Pains increase gradually, at first they are barely noticeable, but over time, if you do not pay attention to this, the symptoms worsen and become more noticeable.

Most often, symptoms appear when the body has not moved for a long time, that is, pain can occur after sleep, after a person has been sitting in one position for a long time. Such an unpleasant sensation is called initial pain. After a person develops a few joints, the pain recedes for a while.

Pain localization areas can be different. The main part is manifested in the inguinal region, the buttock region, along the front surface of the thigh, followed by the transition to the knee, sometimes along the outer region of the left or right thigh.

hip arthritis pain

Such symptoms without timely treatment do not end in anything good. The patient while walking, when he feels the greatest pain, tries to avoid or at least make the symptoms less visible, because of this the walking is broken and as a result other disorders in the body.


Although treatment, although prevention can be done in different ways. It is better to choose the option that your doctor will advise you. You can be treated with medications (injections or pills), with the help of gymnastics, traditional medicine can also help you. And although the latter has not been confirmed, some patients report improvement after some procedures, even if only prophylaxis was performed.

Treatment may include injections or tablets. The doctor looks at many factors, such as the pain, the rate of development of the disease and which drugs the patient's body will accept best.


There are many chondroprotectors - drugs that nourish the cartilage tissue, then the destruction process is stopped, and then the cartilage tissue is restored. Often doctors prescribe injections in the hip joint, believing that it is easier to treat this way. A big plus is that injections are very effective and can treat several co-morbidities. But you should remember that no more than three injections can be given per joint. And also a positive moment, but a warning, injections should not be done often, the break between each procedure is at least two weeks.

How they work

First of all, these drugs are designed to restore cartilage tissue, which is so necessary for arthrosis. Therefore, these drugs are aimed at stopping the process of cartilage tissue degeneration. It cannot be said that chondroprotectors will have a positive effect only if you use them when there is arthrosis of the hip joint, not at all. Chonroprotectors will be an excellent treatment for diseases of all types of joints.

massage for arthrosis of the hip joint

Chondroprotectors include products of animal and plant origin (depending on the specific preparation), as well as other ingredients that increase the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, stimulate the production of chondroitin from cartilage tissue. All these components lead to the fact that the natural processes occurring in the cartilage tissue are supported, its main functions are restored and, accordingly, the pain in the joints disappears.

What is suitable for arthritis

When you come to a pharmacy looking for chondroprotectors, you will be surprised how many different names of the right medicine exist today, which, in fact, do not differ much in their ingredients. So, which chondroprotectors will be the best solution for osteoarthritis?

Undoubtedly, the best adviser in this matter will be your attending physician, who sees the appearance of the disease from the outside and will be able to advise you (sometimes choose) some drugs that are most suitablein your individual case. Do not take medications without consulting your doctor on this point.

Pay attention to the fact that clinical trials are very important in this field, and these are mainly expensive and well-known chondroprotectors. Their effectiveness has already been confirmed and the possibility of allergic reactions has been minimized. Remember that the natural substances that make up chondroprotectors rarely cause an allergic reaction, more often the culprit is the additives that make up the medicine.


arthrosis of the hip joint

There is a group of people for whom chondroprotectors are contraindicated:

  • It is forbidden to take drugs in pregnant and lactating women;
  • Not to be used by children under 12 years of age;
  • If a person has diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, then it is worth excluding medicines in the form of tablets and resorting to other methods of treatment;
  • At certain stages, chondroprotectors will no longer have any effect, therefore, in advanced cases, they use other treatment methods;
  • Some drugs are individually intolerable and must be replaced by others.

Recommendations for use

It is impossible to say that only chondroprotectors will help cure the disease. It is worth focusing on the problems that caused the disease and not on the drugs. Because if, due to excessive physical stress, you got such injuries and you hope that you can lead the same lifestyle, and chondroprotectors will save you, then you are deeply mistaken. The possibility of spreading and aggravating the disease must be eliminated from all sides. Try to protect yourself from hypothermia as much as possible. Keep track of the drugs you are taking, if you have been prescribed drugs to treat another disease, ask your doctor if you need to change the course of treatment?

Treatment of arthrosis of the hip joint with gymnastics

Doctors recommend treating arthrosis of the hip joint with the help of special exercises. It is better not to lead to treatment and do not forget that there should be prevention of the disease. The very process of treating such diseases has never been fast, treatment with gymnastics is no exception in this case. Some believe that since these are not drugs that need to be taken continuously, the hours can be skipped. Forget it, this is your health, so doing gymnastics is a must.

The doctor's technique

It is worth noting that in the field of therapeutic gymnastics, the doctor's complex has proven itself well. The specialty of the doctor is that, unlike his colleagues, he did not resort to surgery and medical treatment of arthrosis, such as injections. His exercises are to help the body recover on its own. The doctor's main method in the treatment of arthrosis is kinesitherapy, which means movement treatment. According to his methodology, a special program, or rather a set of exercises, is developed for each patient, which describes which simulators should be used, which exercises should be done and how. With the doctor's recommendation, it is necessary to do the exercises correctly, the complex that he has developed. Even if a person knows what the exercises are, but does them incorrectly, then there will be no result. The correct execution of this or that exercise is important, or rather, it is important to repeat the entire complex.

This technique confirms that it is not the drugs that treat us, we do it ourselves.

Rules of execution

Sometimes the injections do not give the desired effect, the treatment is exercised. Recommendations for implementation. If you notice the first symptoms and decide that it is better to treat yourself physically, you should remember some rules:

  • Exercises are not performed suddenly, everything should be calm and measured;
  • The joint must be developed, and not loaded even more, so that the symptoms of the disease worsen;
  • Remember that exercise helps if followed by a little massage;
  • This treatment (exercises) is best performed lying down.

For the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercises, a whole complex is performed, which includes a number of exercises.

You should monitor your health, play sports and, at the first symptoms of the disease, consult a doctor. After all, if the disease is detected in the early stages, then it will be much easier to cure it or stop its development.