Women With Weakness In This Muscle Usually Have Hip Pain

The hip abductor muscles are the muscles that bring the leg away from your midline. This study found that women with chronic hip joint pain usually have weakness in these muscles. Hip Abductor Muscle Volume and Strength Differences Between Women With Chronic Hip Joint Pain and Asymptomatic Controls Matthew J. Mastenbrook, BS Study Design Secondary…

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Osteoarthritis in Hips and Knees, Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Hip and knee osteoarthritis arthritis increase the risk of cardiovascular events such as congestive heart failure, hear attacks, stroke, angina, and revascularization procedures. The risk is higher with a greater number of hips and knees affected. This study suggests that increased attention to management of osteoarthritis with a goal of improving mobility has potential to reduce cardiovascular events. OA…

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Rooster Comb Injections For Hip Osteoarthritis?

The authors of this study concluded, “We do not recommend viscosupplementation for hip osteoarthritis. Compared to placebo, data shows scarce evidence of its efficacy up to 3 months, and suggests no difference at 6 months.” AUGUST 14, 2017 Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Leite VF, et al. This meta–analysis intended to evaluate the efficacy…

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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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