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Understanding Treatments for Hip Arthritis

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Presentation: Arthritis
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There are many options for treating hip pain caused by a joint wearing out. Usually the doctor will try to treat the hip pain with conservative, or nonsurgical treatment.
Conservative treatment includes:
Medication
Activity changes
Physical therapy
Steroid injections into the hip
Walking aids, such as a cane or walker, and
Control of medical conditions
Patients with hip arthritis and pain usually do not get better with time, and often their symptoms get worse. In the end, surgery may be the best option.
The most common procedure performed is a total hip replacement. Total hip replacement, also called total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure performed over one hundred thousand times a year.
The main reasons for performing a total hip replacement are to replace a worn out hip joint, improve the motion of your hip and relieve pain.
 

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