You may or may not be familiar with the term “bursae,” but these fluid-filled sacs perform an important function in your body. Situated between the bones and the tendons that make up a joint, bursae form a protective cushion that helps prevent friction as joints move. But like the bones
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If you’ve been experiencing chronic hip pain, you’ve no doubt considered hip replacement. It could be your best solution.
The goal of total hip replacement is to replace the worn surfaces of the ball-and-socket joint. Typically, the upper head of the femur is replaced by a metal ball mounted on a
Have you stopped doing physical activities due to hip pain? Do you have trouble using stairs or getting out of a chair? Have you tried physical therapy, exercise, walking aids and medications, yet still feel major discomfort in your hip? Then it might be time to consider hip replacement.
Wine, aspirin increase risk of gout flare-up.
In 2004, a landmark study of more than 47,000 men found that drinking beer and hard liquor increased the risk of developing gout. But wine now has been added to the list of spirits that can bring about a flare-up, according to a new
Bursae are thin sac-like structures located throughout the body whose function is to alleviate the pressure or friction between bones and adjacent soft tissue such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. There are more than 160 different bursae in the average person’s body; some bursae are just under the skin
If you suffer from chronic hip pain that doesn’t respond to conservative measures like pain-relieving drugs and physical therapy, it is possible your doctor may broach the possibility of hip arthroscopy. A minimally invasive surgical procedure, arthroscopy can help alleviate pain arising from certain joint problems. It’s sometimes used for
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
Even though you can’t see them, your core muscles can have a major effect on your appearance and your health.
“If your waistline is starting to hang over your pants, you’re either gaining weight or not using your abdominal muscles, or both,” says Robert Turner, PT, OCS, a board-certified orthopedic clinical
It can be difficult to get out of bed in the morning and get moving if you have pain in your neck, back, hips, or feet.
“One way to ease the pain, get the blood flowing through your brain and body, and prepare yourself to stand up in gravity is to
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,