Tag: hip osteoarthritis

Senior Citizen Help: Hips, Knees, and the Aging Process

Senior Citizen Help: Hips, Knees, and the Aging Process

Many factors can influence our mobility, particularly our joints and muscles and our balance. Our skeletal system is the scaffolding of our body, providing structure and support. Joints are the parts of the bodies where different bones come together, allowing our skeletons to move. Healthy joints contain cartilage, synovial membranes,

Hip Osteoarthritis Can Be Treated with Exercise

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common type of joint disease and affects more than 20 million people in the U.S. alone, nearly one in 10 worldwide. It is a degenerative disorder resulting from the breakdown of articular (hyaline) cartilage in the synovial joints. While there is no “cure” for hip OA,

Got Osteoarthritis Symptoms? Try Exercise First, Surgery as a Last Resort

Got Osteoarthritis Symptoms? Try Exercise First, Surgery as a Last Resort

Medications, injections, supplements, surgery. They’re helpful treatments that have provided pain relief and improved function for millions of arthritis patients.
But perhaps nothing can do as much for your joints, and possible rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis symptoms as the things you can do yourself—namely, exercise and weight management.
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Hip Osteoarthritis: Exercise to Reduce Pain, Improve Function

People with mild-to-moderate hip osteoarthritis may be able to avoid hip surgery if they exercise regularly, according to a recent study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases in November 2013. Study participants who completed the 12-week program of at least two exercise sessions weekly were 44 percent less

Bodyworks: Keep Your Hips Strong and Flexible to Function at Your Best

Many people are aware that hip fractures are serious, often resulting in long-term disability. Yet, weak hips are also vulnerable to less serious, but still debilitating, problems, including pain and reduced mobility.

“Strong hips are a must for even the most basic activities in life, such as walking,” says Robert Turner,

Want to Avoid Surgery? Get Moving!

Arthritis is often known for the physical limitations it can cause. Yet, evidence is building in the case of exercise altering the condition’s impact.
Case in point: Researchers have shown that exercise therapy may help avoid the need for total hip replacement in those with hip osteoarthritis (OA). Published in Annals

X-rays Unreliable for Hip OA Diagnosis

Even in patients with clinical signs of hip osteoarthritis (OA), an X-ray may not be able to definitively detect the condition. To determine an X-ray’s ability, researchers examined data from the Framingham Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis Initiative. The study published in the British Medical Journal (December 2015) looked at nearly 4,500

Orthoses Provide Reliable Relief for Foot OA

Hip osteoarthritis (OA) progresses differently between African Americans and Caucasians, showed a study published in Arthritis Research & Therapy (December 2015). After a six-year follow-up, African Americans tended to have more pronounced disability, while whites had more radiographic progression. Progression was defined in four ways, including: radiographic hip OA progression;

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