This type of arthritis, also called “degenerative joint disease,” is a breakdown of the cartilage in your hip joint. As this protective cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone. Bony growths called “bone spurs” may form in the joint. Pain from osteoarthritis can keep you from being as active as you like.
- Joint stiffness that occurs as you are getting out of bed
- Joint stiffness after you sit for a long time
- Pain, swelling, or tenderness in the hip joint
- Sound or feeling (“crunching”) of bone rubbing against bone
- Inability to move the hip to perform routine activities such as putting on your socks