Arthritis of the Hip

The common types of inflammatory arthritis that affect the hip joint are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. Other conditions that can cause symptoms in the hip joint are gout, pseudogout, septic arthritis and Lyme arthritis. Aside from a painful and stiff hip, other signs of a hip affected by inflammatory arthritis are:

  • A dull, aching pain in the groin, outer thigh, knee or buttocks
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain that is worse in the morning or after sitting or resting for a while but lessens with activity
  • Pain in the joint severe enough to cause a limp or make walking difficult