Whilst hip pain can be painful and require treatment, there are a number of steps you can take to relief discomfort. If your pain persists, you should visit your doctor for a diagnosis.
Here are some basic steps you can take.
Probably one of the most important, yet least commonly performed treatments. The less weight the joint has to carry, the less painful activities will be.
Modify your Activity
Limiting certain activities may be necessary, and possibly changing to new exercise methods.
Use of a walking stick or even a trek king pole is the hand opposite the affected hip will helpful..
Osteopathy or Physiotherapy is often helpful to improve the range of movement of the hip joint and stretch out muscles where they have shortened. The therapist will also give you exercises to strengthen the muscles around the hip joint may help decrease the burden on the hip, and stretching exercises to help you to maintain mobility Preventing atrophy of the muscles is an important part of maintaining functional use of the hip.
Medications (NSAIDs) and paracetamol can help relieve the pain.
Joint Supplements (Glucosamine)
Glucosamine appears to be safe and might be effective for treatment of osteoarthritis, but research into these supplements has been mixed.
Hip Replacement Surgery
In this procedure the cartilage is removed and a metal & plastic implant is placed in the hip.
Hip Resurfacing Surgery
An alternative to hip replacement, some patients are opting to pursue hip resurfacing surgery.
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