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Thoughts on Osteoarthritis in Younger People

Key points from the journal article “Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Affects Younger People, Too” – JOSPT February 2017 1.OA is no longer considered a degenerative disease of “wear and tear” affecting joint cartilage and bone. It is now understood to represent total joint failure, with a prominent inflammatory component. Most recently, the contribution of meta-inflammation has also been identified, whereby body fat releases inflammatory mediators (cytokines and adipokines) that contribute […]

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Exploring the Efficacy of Manual Therapy
on Hip Osteoarthritis

Today’s post is a re-publication of an article written by John Snyder, DPT, CSCS that discusses the efficacy of manual therapy on patients with hip osteoarthritis.  He reviews multiple studies that have shown substantial gains for patients on manual therapy and concludes that it bodes well for the long-term effectiveness of the combination of manual therapy and exercise in the treatment of hip OA. In fact, manual therapy and therapeutic exercises […]


Modern Conservative Care for
Intra-articular Hip Pathologies

Introduction to Modern Conservative Care Our healthcare system doesn’t promote modern conservative care of hip pathologies. This is especially true in the case of hip osteoarthritis (hip OA), where it is dismissed too often as “incurable” and prescriptions – often for narcotics – written to deal with the pain until surgery is warranted. Hip OA is one of the most common chronic pain conditions in the United States and the […]

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Repetitive motions predispose for golf injuries

Poor Swing Mechanics, Repetitive Movements Can Lead to Golf Injuries

Many golf injuries occur due to repetitive movements Golf is one of the oldest and most traditional sports in the world. Its origin can be dated back to 15th-century Scotland, although some historians believe a form of it started as early as 1st century BC with the Romans. Most people consider golf a mild sporting activity unlike football, basketball and soccer in which there is constant physical contact with other […]


Golfer with Hip OA Uses HipTrac to Stay in the Game

Hip Osteoarthritis Limits Activities Total hip replacement surgeries have increased significantly over the last five years. However, some people prefer to defer surgery for a variety of reasons, and others are not immediate candidates. When Mark was diagnosed with hip osteoarthritis at age 50, he was still a very active fifty-year-old – both an avid fisherman and a frequent golfer. As a former basketball player, he was unhappy with the […]

Golfer with Hip OA

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Resistance to Painkiller Alternatives Slow to Overcome

US Opioid Epidemic This is the year that we’ve finally acknowledged that our country has an opioid overuse problem.  We’re not the only country where opioids are over-prescribed, but we are the worst offenders.  But while recognizing the problem is a step forward, it’s only a small one.  We still don’t have agreement on how to move away from opioids – patients, providers and insurers don’t all agree on what the solution […]