The number of people who are diagnosed with a hip pathology and subsequently undergo arthroscopic surgery is growing each year. Thanks to a renewed focus on the biomechanics of the hip joint, coupled with technological advancements in surgical techniques, diagnosing and treating hip pathologies is easier and less invasive.
If you suffer from hip pain, many orthopedic surgeons and other clinicians will likely recommend trying non-surgical treatment options to relieve your pain before recommending that you go under the knife. A combination of rest, a modified level of activity, and physical therapy may allow you to avoid the cost and stress of surgery. Physical therapy can help correct your body mechanics and muscular imbalances to ensure the most efficient use of your muscles to help support your joints, thereby possibly avoiding the need for surgery to relieve your symptoms.
If non-surgical treatment does not relieve your symptoms and surgery is required, here are some tips to help you prepare for your rehabilitation following surgery.
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These are just some basic tips. Remember that your surgeon will help outline your individual rehabilitation protocol based on a variety of factors, including operative findings and procedures performed. Your surgeon should communicate closely with your therapy team to help ensure the best plan of care is developed and delivered to you during your physical therapy treatment.
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