Treatment Guide: Hip Replacement Revise: Why Are You Hurting and Is Surgery For You?

Check out the three most common causes for hip pain below.

Hip Hurter #1: Arthritis
Why it hurts: Cartilage on the surface of the hip bone has worn away, which means bone is now rubbing against bone. The result? Significant pain, often with each step.

Hip Hurter #2:
Why it hurts:

Hip Hurter #3: Bone tumors
Why it hurts:

So, Is Surgery for You?
How do you know if it’s time to give your current hip the old heave-ho? If alternative therapies like walking with a cane, taking OTC anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, or physical therapies haven’t helped, it may be time to consider surgery. And that means it’s time to consider local treatment options.