Arthritis of the hip typically affects men and women age 55 and older. It is characterized by joint inflammation and erosion of the smooth cartilage lining the ball-and-socket joint that connects the leg to the pelvis. Two of the most common types of arthritis that can cause aches and pains in the hip joint are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Possible symptoms of hip arthritis include: walking with a limp, stiffness of the hip joint, lack of hip flexibility, hearing a clicking sound from within the hip joint, and hip pain with activities such as walking or climbing stairs. Because arthritis pain is one of the most common causes of disability worldwide, it is important to learn natural ways to relieve arthritis once it has begun to cause inflammation in the hip.

Apple Cider Vinegar with honey is an old remedy that has truly helped millions of people over the years. Some people swear by the health benefits of taking 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 2 teaspoons of honey each and every day. Both the apple cider vinegar and the honey have numerous health benefits not the least of which is the ability to reduce inflammation. Even diabetics are usually permitted small amounts of natural unprocessed honey in their diets if they are also allowed to have some fruit. Do some research and check with your doctor to find out how many teaspoons of natural unprocessed honey you can consume daily. You can also try mixing one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of raw honey with approximately 8 ounces of cold water. When you first start taking a daily dose of apple cider vinegar and honey, the taste will be a bit unappealing. However, by the end of 3 weeks, not only are many people more accustomed to the flavor, but most report a significant decrease in hip arthritis pain.

Warm mineral baths with Epsom salts, when done correctly, can provide amazing natural relief for arthritis pain in the hip. Follow the instructions on the container to make sure you are using the recommended amount of Epsom salts. Have the water set at a warm enough temperature to dissolve the salts, and stir the water to make sure the Epsom salts are thoroughly dissolved. Soak for 12 minutes the first time you try an Epsom salt bath. If you feel much better and do not notice any adverse affects, try a 15 minute soak. If you have a heart or kidney condition, check with your doctor to make sure that warm Epsom salt baths will not cause any complications.

Another important way to relieve arthritis pain in the hip is to make sure your body is at its optimal weight. If you are overweight, your joints will be under additional strain. Losing weight can be extremely challenging when you have arthritis pain because sometimes exercise activities can be painful. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables with high levels of antioxidants. Replace corn oil with olive oil, and introduce fish into your diet.

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9 thoughts on “Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms In Hips

  1. Sandy S

    What are the causes of joints pain? Why most of the old aged people suffered from it?
    I have seen this problem among a lot of aged people. They even can’t walk properly. Can it affect the young one also? If so then how it can be avoided?

  2. feroscious

    What could be the case of hip and joint paint to the point of not being able to sit or stand in a 10 yr old?
    He’s been sick for 4 months now and on the waiting for UCLA Children’s Hospital. All the blood tests are coming back normal as well as the MRI. The only thing he tested positive for was the rheumatoid factor (and slightly anemic) but he doesn’t have rheumatoid arthritis per 2 doctors. He’s starting to lose his balance when he stands/walks and can’t sit down for any amount of time without pain from the hips down to the ankles (including the muscles). The only comfortable position he can be in with the least amount of pain is flat on the floor – even sleeping on an extremely comfortable mattress hurts. Regardless of where he sleeps at night, he is woken up in the middle of the night with pain. He is taking naprosyn per the UCLA doctor until he can get in to see her. Has anyone else experienced this or know anything about this? He was negative for lupus, mono, lyme disease, ankylosing spondylitis.
    We are on the waiting list for a pediatric neurologist and pediatric ophthalmologist also. Watching my son in pain and being stuck in limbo because of the “system” is so frustrating. If it were their children they would see him. Our family doctor keeps calling to emphasize the urgency but it’s gotten us nowhere so far.

    1. Bliss J

      Is it possible he’s suffering from a form of dysplasia or fibromyalgia? Cushing’s Disease shares some of the symptoms as well, but that’s highly doubtful. The only other thing that crosses my mind would be MS or MD, but I’m sure he’s been tested for that already.

      On a brighter note, I do recommend looking into a SelectComfort Sleep Number bed for his comfort! SelectComfort provides units for both the Ronald McDonald House as well as for patients with cerebral palsy in order to aid in their patients’ comfort while resting/sleeping–they’re medically proven to be the only bed that measurably helps patients rest.

      I hope this helps a little–and you and the boy will be in our prayers…

  3. comet girl...DUCK!

    What is the difference between osteo arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?
    Would either of those cause me pain in my shoulders and elbows when I was sitting still doing absolutely nothing?

    1. kayboff

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      Both rhematoid and osteoarthritis gradually lead to a degerneration of the articular cartilage of the joint, but the mechanism of how it occurs, its progression, and their clinical presentations differ.

      Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is thought to be an auto-immune response. Something triggers the body to “attack” itself. It causes inflammation and starts to degenerate soft tissues that support the joint, including the synovial lining of the joint capsule and the sheathes that protect tendons. Eventually, it leads to joint degeneration. RA typically goes through periods of exaccerbation and remission with the joints becoming swollen and painful during exaccerbations. Many people who have RA test positive for a rhematoid factor in the blood.

      The pattern of progression is usually bilateral…or occuring in both extremeties. It can affect large joints such as knees and hips, but also smaller joints such as the wrists. It often leads to significant deformity…especially of the hands…the ulnar drift is a classic presentation (the fingers all drift toward the pinky side). Triggers for the auto-immune response has not been specifically identified, but may possibly include viral or dietary triggers.

      Osteoarthritis (OA), on the other hand, does not necessarily exaccerbate and remit…except maybe with the weather or increase in activity. It most restricts its damage to the joint surfaces themselves. Also, OA is more likely than RA to affect just one side of the body, although it can affect both. It usually affects the larger weight bearing bones such as hips, knees and spine, but can affect joints that are over used such as fingers. The causes of OA are not readily known, but genetics is thought to play an important role. There is no blood test for OA…diagnosis is usually made by clinical presentation and standard x-rays.

      There are other types of arthritis such as Juvinile Rheumatoid arthritis, and many conditions that have arthrtic symptoms such as avascular necrosis.

      I am a PT.

  4. Part Time Cynic

    What’s the difference between arthritis and rheumatism in the way of symptoms?
    I know one is diagnosable through blood testing. That aside …

    1. watercress kebab

      Rheumatism is the term used to describe any pain or inflammation in or around the bones, muscles or joints.

      Rheumatism includes arthritis, which specifically means inflammation of the joints and is the name given to a group of over 200 diseases

      Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory type of arthritis.

      Rheumatoid arthritis is also classified as an autoimmune disease (immune cells attack the body’s own healthy tissues).The joints are primarily affected by rheumatoid arthritis, but there can be systemic effects (i.e. organs) as well.

      Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, affecting many people in the UK. The most commonly affected joints are the knees, the hips, hands, feet, and spine.

  5. Brian M

    I’ve had intermitent extremely sharp pains that can occur anywhere on my body. What is this?
    Neurontin, a nerve medicine, has been effective in stopping these pains, but my doctors, and even neurologist, haven’t been able to tell me what causes this. The pains typically only last 5-20 seconds, but are extremely sharp, like jerk me out of my seat sharp. Sometimes I will have less painful “episodes” where the pain will linger on and off for hours. The pains typically occur in one area in a day, but have occured in several areas in a day, and even in more than one location on my body at a time. They happen in joints, muscles, ear lobes, toes, hand, virtually ANYwhere on my body.

    1. Cherokee Billie

      You need to see a doctor of rheumatology because it sounds like you have Fibromyalgia.

      Here is a brief list of common symptoms of this disease:

      Chronic pain throughout the body
      Burning, numbness and tingling
      Tenderness when pressure is placed on or around the neck, elbows, hips, thighs and knees.
      Sleep disorders
      Chronic fatigue or exhaustion
      Facial Pain
      Jaw Pain (TMJ)
      Memory Loss
      Irritable Bowel
      Tension or Migraine Headaches
      High sensitivity to foods and medications (allergic type reaction).
      Minimal tolerance to heat and cold
      High sensitivity to bright lights and sounds
      Hair Loss

      Because symptoms develop gradually, this disease is often misdiagnosed. It is often diagnosed as a repetitive strain injury; sleep disorder condition, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis or any other type of medical problem. Based on the American College of Rheumatology a person is diagnosed with Fibromylagia when he or she suffers pain throughout the body for at least three months and has 11 out of 18 tender points present.

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