Recreational vs Competitive Running With Hip and Knee Arthritis

A recent article in the  Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy concluded that the rate of arthritis of the hip and knee is increased in sedentary people as well as those in competitive sports.  The run of the mill recreational runner/athlete actually had a reduced rate of knee and hip arthritis.  Looks like moderation is…

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Leg Length Discrepancy and Degenerative Changes in the Hip Joint and Lumbar Spine

There is an article that shows an association (not a cause) between leg length inequality and developing arthritis in the hips and the low back. Some articles in the past have said that you need over 20 mm difference to cause problems, but this articles says anything over 5 mm difference can start to cause problems,…

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Hip Arthritis: Is Arthroscopic Surgery Best For You?

Date: May 19, 2016 Source:  Hospital for Special Surgery Summary:  The use of arthroscopic hip surgery for pain relief has increased dramatically in the past decade. A study looking at patient data bases in Florida and California finds it may not be the best option, especially if a patient has arthritis or is over 60.…

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