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Treatment Plans For Osteoarthritis of the Hip

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Many people say that when you have arthritis, you have to learn to accept the pain. But the doctors don’t accept the misconception. For instance, if you have Osteoarthritis of the Hip [ เจ็บ ข้อ ต่อ สะโพก, which is the term in Thai], it means that the cartilage providing cushion to the joint has suffered from damages. The resulting friction between the bones is the cause of pain and inflammation.

Treatment plans

Contradicting the myths, modern-day orthopedics can recommend various treatment procedures based on a few parameters like:

  • Your overall health condition
  • The severity of the symptoms
  • The extent of joint damage
  • Limitation in motion and weight-bearing
  • Other individual factors

 

All the treatment procedures for hp osteoarthritis aim for effective pain management and improving the mobility of the joint. Read on to know more about the available treatment options.

Managing the weight

If you have a high Body Mass Index or BMI, you will have a higher risk for Osteoarthritis in the hip joint, knee joint, or any other joints. The high BMI, including obesity, can contribute to inflammation too.

So, the first plan of treatment involves weight management. You need to reduce weight through controlling your diet. Losing weight is the only way to reduce the pressure on the hip joint. It will minimize the pain to a great extent.

Medication

Pain relief medications do work if you want to get some relief from the acute pain of Osteoarthritis of the HipIf you have mild symptoms, yen the oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs will help. Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and naproxen are the common ones available over-the-counter.

Injections

Orthopedic surgeons can suggest steroid injections too for managing the pain and reducing the inflammation. However, the pain relief will be temporary and can have negative effects too.