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Arthritis, injury or even cancer can cause a hip cyst. Whether your cyst is painful or not, our doctors will diagnose its cause and develop the best plan for removing, shrinking or dissolving it.


Osteoarthritis is arthritis that develops over time and usually is seen in those older than 50. Although it can occur in any joint in the body, the hip is a common location because it is a weight-bearing joint. With osteoarthritis, the cushioning cartilage between the hip bones wears down and the bones eventually begin rubbing on each other. They may even grow bone spurs in an attempt to fill in the spaces left by the missing cartilage. Osteoarthritis typically is painful and gets worse over time. Patients may experience:

  • Pain in the groin or thigh that radiates to other locations
  • Pain that worsens with activity or rainy weather
  • Stiffness in the hip joint that interferes with walking or bending
  • Locking or sticking of the joint
  • Decreased range of motion

There is no known cause of osteoarthritis, but some factors put people at a higher risk for developing the condition. These include age, family history, obesity, previous injury to the hip joint and an irregularly formed hip joint. Although there is no known cure for osteoarthritis, there are treatments to help with pain and movement. Our orthopedic specialists can help you find the best options for your situation.