Put off your Hip Surgery with a simple treatment

Exercise! Research now shows that people who participate in an exercise program for at least one hour at least twice a week were 44% less likely to need hip replacement surgery than people who didn’t exercise. Mild to moderate exercise where pain levels in the hip are low are extremely beneficial. They increase flexibility and strength and decrease overall pain levels. People who exercised reported an increased ability to do daily activities without pain than before they started exercising.

Hip replacements still remain a good option for individuals who already have severe pain or advanced stages of degeneration, resulting in decreased ability and function. However, exercising for 1 hour twice a week (minimally) is an easy way to help delay or eliminate the need for surgery if the osteoarthritis in the hip-joint has minimal to moderate arthritis.

*Information courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation.

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