The hips are involved in nearly every way we move and pain in the hips can have severe consequences for patients. Although hip pain is frequently the result of osteoarthritis or injury, it can also be a sign of other conditions. Our Reading Chiropractors and Osteopaths can help you identify the source of your hip pain and develop a tailored treatment plan for your symptoms. Osteoarthritis (now called Degenerative Joint Disease or DJD), is the most common form of arthritis in the knee, and is caused by the gradual degradation of the cartilage in the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis causes the joint to become inflammed and can often cause destruction of the surrounding cartilage. A deformity often leads to arthritis in the knee, but more often, obesity or excess weight, or repetitive stress injuries from sports are the culprits. Symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness or locking joints.