Health Tip: Hip Arthritis May Not Need Surgery
(HealthDay News) — Hip arthritis can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, but may not need surgery if discovered in its early stages.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these potential nonsurgical solutions for hip arthritis:
- Give your hip time to rest.
- Begin a physical therapy program — which may include swimming, biking or water aerobics — to improve joint strength, function and range of motion.
- Take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug to help ease pain.
- Get plenty of sleep every night.
- Lose any excess weight.