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Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hip?

Signs that your hip may be affected

(HealthDay News) -- Slowing down with occasional aches and pains in your hip may be a common sign of aging. But other symptoms may indicate hip arthritis.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says warning signs of hip arthritis include:

  • Pain that starts in the thigh or groin and extends to the knee or buttock.
  • Pain that worsens when you exercise vigorously.
  • Difficulty bending at the hip.
  • Difficulty walking.
  • A grinding sound or sensation in the joint, or a tendency for the hip to stick or lock in place.
  • Reduced range of motion of the hip joint, causing a limp.
  • Joint pain that worsens when it rains.

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