Health Tip: Hip Arthritis May Not Need Surgery02/24/12
(HealthDay News) -- Hip arthritis can cause a lot of pain and
discomfort, but may not need surgery if discovered in its early
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
- Get plenty of sleep every night.
- Lose any excess weight.
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