Osteoarthritis is most commonly found in the elderly and over 50’s, however it can occur earlier if the hip has been affected by another condition. It may arise spontaneously or be secondary to previous trauma with associated instability.
Osteoarthritis of the hip joint may be a source of hip and groin pain. Patients often describe activity-related pain in the groin and pain during the night. Patients may try to lean away from the painful side to gain relief. Those suffering from hip osteoarthritis may note a reduce range of motion due to pain.