For patients with hip arthritis, here are some ways physical therapy can help manage hip pain effectively.
Orthopedic therapy works for arthritis pain so well because physical therapy helps encourage blood flow and mobility.
Doctors commonly prescribe physical therapy to restore strength and improve mobility for patients who have had orthopedic procedures like joint replacements or surgical solutions for inflammatory arthritis.
Can your diet affect the pain you feel in your joints? Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, NC discusses how your diet causes inflammation in your body. Eating a diet that reduces that inflammation can help the joint pain in your knees and hips.
The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated that 6.1 million patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty will be obese by 2040.