More than 650,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – and for good reasons. Second, only to the knee, the hip is the most weight-bearing joint in the human body, vulnerable to injury or, more commonly, painful degenerative joint disease (or […]
TYPES OF EXERCISES TO AVOID WHEN YOU HAVE HIP ARTHRITIS
There’s nothing like regular exercise and physical activity to strengthen your muscles and joints, keep your body limber, and prevent aches and pains. However, if you are suffering from hip arthritis, there are certain exercises that will only exacerbate your condition and should therefore be avoided. Osteoarthritis (OA) – often referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis […]
Questions to Ask an Orthopedic Doctor About Hip Replacement
Living with chronic pain from hip arthritis can limit you from doing what you love to do, or even what you need to do. If you have already tried pain medications, exercise, physical therapy, and even pain-relief injections but are still having trouble getting around, then you will want to consider talking to your orthopedic […]
Symptoms of a failed hip replacement
Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common and most successful orthopedic surgeries performed today. Over 600,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed annually in the United States. Since the majority of people who undergo this surgery are suffering from hip pain that was caused by hip arthritis, the absence or minimization of pain after […]
Hip Replacement – What you should know if you are over 65 and facing hip surgery.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful orthopedic surgeries performed today, and it has the potential of not only allowing you to experience much greater quality of life, but to also improve your overall health. Since osteoarthritis (or degenerative arthritis) is more prevalent as you get older, and it is one of the most […]
How Invasive is Hip Replacement Surgery?
Has your orthopedic surgeon recommended that you undergo hip replacement surgery? If so, it is likely that you have been burdened with the pain and stiffness of arthritis of the hip and replacing your damaged hip would help you live a happier and more active life. Any time surgery is recommended to fix a medical […]
Hip Replacement in 2020 – State-of-the-Art!
Have you been living with pain in your hip—the kind that limits what you are able to do and that slows you down? If you have, you know that chronic pain can be debilitating and can greatly affect your quality of life. If you haven’t already, you should make an appointment to be evaluated by […]
Obesity and Hip Replacement – Why You Should Lose Weight Before Hip Surgery
You’ve discussed your options for treating your hip arthritis with your orthopedic surgeon and have decided to have hip replacement surgery. You have probably put a lot of thought into this decision, but it is the best choice to relieve your pain and get you back to an active life. You’ve received all of your […]
Symptoms of Hip Arthritis – What You Should Watch For
Have you noticed that getting up and going has been getting a little harder for you? Maybe your head says “walk,” but your hip says “not so fast.” Many people are willing to accept the little aches and pains that seem inevitable as we get older. But when those pains start interfering with our ability […]