Please note that osteoarthritis of the hip is a degenerative joint disorder.
The main goal of treating osteoarthritis of the hip is to improve the person's mobility (ability to get around) and lifestyle. Part of this goal involves improving the function of the hip and controlling pain.
Treatment plans can involve:
- Rest and joint care
- Use of a cane to take weight off the affected hip
- Losing excess weight
- Exercises to keep maintain mobility and address pain.
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- Aquatic Therapy. Water has been, and still remains, the best environment to achieve full function regardless of the injury. Water improves motion and flexibility. The warmth of the water (94°F) and its massaging effects allow muscles to relax while helping to reduce pain. The natural buoyancy reduces gravitational pull and lessens compressive forces, hence making exercises much easier to perform than on land. Best of all, aquatic therapy can be used even if a patient does not know how to swim. Here is a great video of some exercises and movements you can do while seated and can help with mobility but not tax the system too much. https://www.facebook.com/healingthroughmovement1/videos/2064131513799172/