Non-Surgical Treatment for Hip Osteoarthritis

What is Hip Osteoarthritis?

Hip osteoarthritis is a common and chronic condition resulting in pain, functional disability and reduced quality of life. Doctors prescribe treatments depending upon the patient’s medical conditions and differs from case to case. Non-surgical treatments are on the rise for hip problems. Alleviating the pain with the use of Non-Surgical Hip Osteoarthritis treatment is often preferred by the surgeons.

Different types of Non-Surgical Hip Treatment:

Physical Therapy:

Moderate doctor-prescribed exercise is the perfect ritual to help overcome the hip problems. Low intensive activities like walking, jogging assists in making bones strong and your joints mobile. Although exercise may sometimes cause discomfort, proper exercise will help nourish the cartilage, strengthen the muscles, and prolong the life of your joints. It is a low impact exercise with minimal impact on the joints and helps in recovery of the patient.

Physical therapy helps with everything from increasing strength and range of motion in the hip to maintaining muscle tone. Key to a good recovery is following the therapist treatment with care and focus.

Weight Control

Too much weight above a certain parameter leads to a burgeoning pressure and stress on the body. According to leading doctors, 50-pound person places up to 450 pounds of pressure on the joint. So, if the person gains weight, it leads to more stress on the joints in the hip. Extra pressure on your joints can make arthritic symptoms worse, leading to pain and stiffness. Reducing weight leads to a more nuanced body structure while eliminating pains in the joints.

Nutritional supplements:

Hip pain patients are taking the help of nutritional supplements to overcome pain and gain mobility. Different nutritional supplements are prescribed by doctors for the long term treatment of hip pains.

  1. Glucosamine: Glucosamine is marketed to support the structure and function of joints, and prescribed for people suffering from osteoarthritis.
  2. Chondroitin Sulfate : chondroitin is used in dietary supplements as an alternative medicine to treat osteoarthritis and also approved and regulated as a symptomatic slow-acting drug.
  3. Vitamins C and D : Patients low in Vitamins C and D has a high risk of developing Arthritis. Arthritis patients should take vitamins regularly, or as prescribed by a medical professional.


Sometimes the doctors would prescribe corticosteroids to lower the inflammation that is causing the pain. This is facilitated by the use of injections on the trouble joints. Doctors inject the medication directly into the hip joint; this approach may have a somewhat lower risk of oral corticosteroids’ side effects.

Self-help devices

Daily tasks get hampered due to the arrival of arthritis. Taking the aid of self-help/assistive devices can help.

Some of the devices are:

  • Canes
  • Walkers or Crutches
  • Self-Help Tools

Leading surgeons like Dr Chirag Patel helps the patients get due care and help from the serious problem of Hip Osteoarthritis. Treatments varies from patients to patients but hip problem pain disappears with right treatment.

Get in touch with Dr Chirag Patel at Sunshine Global Hospital Surat, for all Knee Injury Treatment. Contact +917574887777.