Health Tip: Hip Arthritis May Not Need Surgery
(HealthDay News) -- Hip arthritis can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, but may not need surgery if discovered in its early stages.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these potential nonsurgical solutions for hip arthritis:
Give your hip time to rest.
Begin a physical therapy program -- which may include swimming, biking or water aerobics -- to improve joint strength, function and range of motion.
Take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug to help ease pain.
Get plenty of sleep every night.
Lose any excess weight.