Arthritis can affect any joint in the body. The degenerative process can result in joint destruction, pain and inflammation in the surrounding tissues. The hip is one of the main joints associated with degenerative arthritis. Not all arthritic hips require hip replacement. Should you require interventions such as hip arthroscopy or joint replacement/re-surfacing; pre-and post-op Physiotherapy optimises your recovery. A recent study conducted in Mullingar General Hospital demonstrated that a simple task such as knowing how to use your crutches correctly combined with other interventions halved the length of hospital stay following hip replacement.
For many degenerative joints such as the hip and even the hands, physiotherapy is an effective conservative treatment for alleviating pain and restoring function.
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