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The term arthritis literally means joint inflammation, but it also is used to refer to more than 100 rheumatic diseases. These diseases can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints and may also affect other parts of the body.
Find answers in our in-depth reports on arthritis:Help for hip pain
When your hip joint begins to break down, you're in for constant pain. It wakes you up at night and curtails most of your physical activities during the day. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options that can greatly improve this chronic, painful condition.
The American College of Rheumatology
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)