Arthrosis stages of the hip | Arthrosis stages

Arthrosis stages of the hip

of the first stage of hip joint arthrosis often causes pain when the hip joint is put under heavy strain. The pain is caused by wear and tear in the joint itself, but muscle pain can also occur due to an unconsciously adopted relieving posture. This often leads to muscle tension in the lumbar, gluteal or thigh area.

In the second stage, the complaints increase and already occur during passive movements. During active movements, the mostly shortened muscles hurt because the tension of the tendons on the bone increases and the pressure on the joints increases. Sometimes swelling of the hip joint or joint effusion occurs.

In the third stage, the pain also occurs at rest, and significant restrictions in the movement of the joint are noticeable. Especially in the case of osteoarthritis of the hip, the deformation of the joint and the changed posture can lead to an increasing shift in the load points. This in turn leads to a relieving posture, which causes the musculature to atrophy further.

Due to the loss of the articular cartilage, the joint can become unstable and the stabilizing ligaments can become loose. The hip joint can also stiffen in a late stage of arthrosis.