The doctor talks about what he believes to be the cause of severe hip pain – arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic arthritis – and then about non surgical treatments that are available to treat arthritis.
The first recommended treatments were over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medication, then; short-term physical therapy to improve strength and lessen stiffness. Those with more advanced stages of arthritis may use a walking aid such as a cane or walker to help transfer weight to the unaffected hip. The doctor also states that weight loss and light exercise may help.
The Real Purpose Of The Orthopedic Surgeon’s Article – Hip Replacement Surgery
Finally, the doctor comes to the real purpose of his article, which is the promotion of hip replacement surgery.
No surprise here.
The surgeon states that, even with treatment, the disease normally worsens over time and “luckily hip replacement is an option for patients when non surgical treatments do not work or quit working effectively”.
You see, the orthopedic surgeon knows that the above non surgical treatments (drugs, physical therapy, weight loss and exercise) don’t permanently get rid of hip pain. He also knows that sooner or later (after trying these treatments) you will be in such severe hip pain that you will be begging for relief and thinking that a hip replacement just might be a welcome relief.
The surgeon then makes himself available to give you an orthopedic evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for total hip replacement surgery.
Hip Replacement Is Not A Permanent Cure For Chronic Hip Pain
I’m sorry, but if I was suffering with severe hip pain; after reading an article like this (and others like them) I would feel like a trapped animal being circled in for the kill.
Contrary to what this surgeon has to say, it has been found that arthritis is not the underlying cause of chronic hip pain and that by addressing the real cause of chronic pain in hips, invasive treatments like hip replacement surgery can be avoided.
To read more on a permanent cure for chronic pain in hips, read: There Is A Non Surgical Cure For Pain In The Hips
To learn about what is the most likely cause of your chronic hip pain, go to: Why Your Doctor Hasn’t Told You Rothbarts Foot May Be Causing Your Chronic Pain
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with severe hip pain.
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Assistant to Professor/Dr. Rothbart
Professor/Dr Brian A Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain