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4. Hip Pain

We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the

1. Different Joints, Common Themes

When was the last time you had joint pain? If it was in the past 30 days, you are among the 30 percent of people in the United States who have had the same problem.
It may have been pain in the knee (Chapter 2), shoulder pain (Chapter 3), hip pain

How Do You Know If You Have a Hip Fracture?

How Do You Know If You Have a Hip Fracture?

The formula to determine the probability of a hip fracture is as simple as it is accurate: Age + weakened bones + a fall = hip fracture. And 75 percent of falls are experienced by women.

Ninety-five percent of hip fractures are caused by falls (usually sideways, says the Centers for

7. Surgical Interventions for Arthritis

urgery may be considered in arthritis treatment when medication is no longer enough to manage symptoms. The decision to head down the surgical route is a balancing act. The patient must consider his or her current symptoms and level of disability and weigh them against the potential benefits, risks, and

Strengthen Your Core for Better Balance and Stability

If your idea of a muscle-strengthening workout focuses mostly on your legs and arms, you may be overlooking an important set of muscles. Your core is a group of muscles that surround and stabilize your spine. They include your abdominal muscles in front, the paraspinal muscles in back, and several

Get Moving With Morning Exercises

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 for an active day is to

Emergency Room Secrets: Falls, Fractures, and “FDGB”

Emergency Room Secrets: Falls, Fractures, and “FDGB”

“FDGB” is a common occurrence in the Emergency Department setting. The first question is: How common and varied is FGDB? The second question is: Exactly what is FDGB? Our emergency room secrets include the story behind that code.

You see, in medicine we use mnemonics, abbreviations, and medical slang like they’re

Hip Bursitis Can Cause Pain and Impede Mobility

Hip Bursitis Can Cause Pain and Impede Mobility

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

Do You Need a Total Hip Replacement?

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.

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