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Since reading about how hip arthritis is diagnosed , you now know that the leg bone is connected to the hip bone and that hip joint pain is felt in the groin. Let’s turn our attention to the treatment of hip arthritis. Some might want to jump right into joint replacement surgery; however, there are many non-surgical steps to take before a slamming a new joint into place. Remember, changing out a body part is not as simple as fixing a car. Replacing a bad alternator on a car does not require hospitalization, anesthesia, pain control, and months of rehabilitation. No, replacing a bad alternator is just a two hour job with no risks and no prolonged recovery. Furthermore, after hip replacement surgery, you cannot just “drive” off with a guarantee of a perfect joint with unlimited capabilities. With this realization in mind, exploring the non-surgical treatments of hip arthritis is worthwhile along the road to a big joint surgery.
When the hip joint starts to hurt while wa...
Many would argue that back pain is inevitable and for some it becomes a sudden reality. Bending over to pick up a piece of paper, moving furniture, or reaching for something in the car's back seat; one of these scenarios may sound familiar to you. At home or at work, you need to know what to do when a sudden attack of back pain occurs. Fortunately, most back pain will get better naturally. But in order to improve your chances of recovery and to save yourself a trip to your doctor's office, you need to learn some first aid for back pain.
Those of you familiar with life-saving first aid remember the ABC's (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation). Let's apply the ABC's to your back; "A" for arrest the offending activity, "B" for balance the pressure, "C" for control the inflammation. With the ABC's for sudden back pain, you can quickly recover from a sudden back pain attack.
Let's go back to the scenarios: bending, lifting, and twisting (the BLT's). All of these activiti...
This is a retrospective study of 66 patients who were diagnosed by arthroscopy with a hip labral tear. Retrospective means the researchers looked back after the diagnosis was made to see if there was any way to tell what the problem was. For example, did all the patients have a limp? Did they all have hip and/or groin pain? Was there any one clinical test that was positive for every patient to point to a labral tear? The labrum is a rim of cartilage around the edge of the acetabulum (hip socket). It helps keep the joint stable and in place. Recent studies have shown that many degenerative conditions affecting the hip cause this kind of tear. Young and middle-aged adults are affected most often. Diagnosis of labral tears can be difficult. The wrong diagnosis is often made, and time is wasted on the wrong treatment. Sometimes surgery is done on the wrong body part. The results of this study may help change that. The authors report 95 per cent of the patients had a positive impingement sig...
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