Hip pain is a common problem, and it can be confusing because there are many causes, including a hyperextended hip, arthritis, or a fracture. It is important that you seek medical attention for your hip pain so the cause of your symptoms can be identified and appropriate treatment can be directed at the underlying problem.
In the older male population, there is a high level of underdiagnosis and undertreatment of osteoporosis, according to a study presented at ACR Convergence, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held virtually from Nov. 5 to 9.
Expanding the role of physiotherapists and the value of hard work was given a very public boost thanks to Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid's dramatized non-surgical recovery from a bad knee injury. Tears like the one McDavid suffered to his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which prevents the thigh from sliding off the front edge of the shin bone, are fairly uncommon and are, in most cases, managed without surgery.
An algorithm that analyzes MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new treatments for arthritis.
A new study offers reassurance that many surgery patients can safely be freed from one discomfort of recovery -- wearing compression stockings to prevent blood clots.