Hip Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process that affects the articular cartilage, bone, and surrounding tissues of the hip joint. Aging is the most common cause, but injury and obesity can increase risk. It can lead to permanent changes to the structure of the hip including loss of alignment and stability.
What are the symptoms of Hip Osteoarthritis?
- Pain and stiffness, usually located over the buttock, lateral hip, and/or groin are the most common symptoms
- Can cause interrupted sleep
- Worse with walking and can lead to limited walking ability
- Limited walking leads to a more sedentary lifestyle and progressive deterioration of the hip OA and general health status, both physically and emotionally
What are the current treatments?
- There is no cure for hip OA
- Hip replacement surgery is an effective treatment but is usually recommended after all other treatments fail
- Pain, anti-inflammatory medications, and steroid injections can provide short-term benefits but should not be used as the sole treatment
- Conservative care combining weight loss (if necessary), education, specific exercises, and manual therapy is recommended
Why learn the Online Boot Camp program Course for Hip Osteoarthritis?
- The 6-week Boot Camp Program for Hip OA is a comprehensive approach based on the best available research
- Combines manual therapy, tailored exercises, and instruction on self-management strategies and implemented to also reduce fear and anxiety
- The goal is to reduce pain, restore function and reduce flare-ups
- Best results when the program is implemented by a trained practitioner, but important benefits can be achieved when performed on your own (self-directed)