Racial minorities and patients from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are less likely to undergo total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for degenerative joint disease (DJD). However, when these patients do present for care, little is known about the overall severity of DJD and surgical wait times.
A lifetime of walking, exercising, and moving can take a toll on your cartilage — the smooth, shiny, white connective tissue that covers the ends of bones. The degeneration of this cartilage may lead to arthritis and result in chronic inflammation of your joints.
A sore or painful groin can make walking challenging and can severely impact your day-to-day function. Because of the complexity of the groin region and the many structures involved, it can be difficult to figure out the origins of your pain. Taking a detailed look at the various conditions that can impact this area can help you identify the culprit and properly treat your symptoms.