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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...
Most of our readers (and fellow osteoarthritis sufferers) realize that this disease is not only painful but also very frustrating. When I was first diagnosed with OA approximately 12 years ago, I knew very little about it. At times, I'm not entirely sure that I'm that much more knowledgable now! When I had the first surgery to replace a joint in my foot that had deteriorated due to OA, I assumed that this was the end of it, the OA was gone, and I could continue my life as usual. Little did I realize that this was just the tiny beginning of my battle with OA! May 6, I again will be having orthopedic surgery and will have a total knee replacement .
This is my ninth surgery from the waist down due to OA. I've had several joint replacements, fusions, and even nine small joints removed from one of my feet. Amazingly, thanks to the skills of great orthopedic surgeons, I seldom even limp unless I'm having one of those horribly extra painful days!
The extra challenge now is that the dete...
Hi guys! I've been AWOL for a couple of months, and have had quite an adventure!
It all started right around the end of October. I was off to a good start that day and had great intentions, I went to the YMCA and started my membership so I could use the pool and take their new chair yoga classes. When I got home I was feeling really good about myself so I decided to push it a bit.... A friend of mine had given me a small electric moped, and I decided today was the day to ride it. It's just a small moped more of the scooter, a bicycle type seat, two small wheels, a footboard and motorcycle like handlebars. It's electric but can travel nearly 20 miles an hour. I managed to get out of my power chair and onto the moped then took off to tour our subdivision! All was going very well and I was really enjoying my ride when I came up near a small boy riding his skateboard. As I passed him wide on the right, he fell off his skateboard kicking it back towards me. Of course the skateboard ...
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