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Treatment for Hip Pain
Hip pain is usually treated with weight loss, exercise, medication, and non-medical treatments. Not all hip pain is best treated with surgery; pain management strategies and surgery are normally only considered as a last resort.
The hip is one of the largest joints in the body that allows us to walk, turn, and squat without difficulty. Hip pain may result from any number of causes, including cartilage tears, gradual joint degradation, bone fractures, or an autoimmune disease attack. The particular cause of your pain will inform the treatment path and recovery plan that is best for you.
There are many treatment options available for your hip pain, depending on the severity and type of pain you are experiencing. Pain management options may include using hot and cold packs as well as losing weight and keeping active. There are also a number of over-the-counter and prescription medications available to treat your hip pain. If these options are not suitable for your case then your doctor may recommend you for a complete hip restoration. Please read the articles below to learn more about the various hip treatment options that are available to you.
Resolving to undergo hip surgery is a big decision, but one that will hopefully take you back to living an active and fulfilling lifestyle. We have provided a series of articles for you below to help guide you through the process, from the preparation weeks in advance, your stay in hospital, and then the immediate and long term recovery process. Remember as always that your doctor will be on hand to answer any questions that you still may have.
We have collected a wide variety of sources to help you with your hip replacement journey. This includes answers to all of our Frequently Asked Questions, as well as links to other sources around the internet where you can find further information. We also collect real stories from hip replacement patients so that they can share their results and experiences with you. Of course, please remember that your health care professional should always be your most trusted source of advice when it comes to your health care options.