Smoking is related to poor heart health, respiratory disease, and many forms of cancers. But did you know that smoking also negatively impacts joint health?
Your hip joint is one of the largest joints in your body. Being a ball-and-socket joint, it fits together in such a way as to allow a very wide range of movement across multiple planes and yet is sturdy enough to withstand many times your body weight with activities like running and jumping.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful joint replacement surgeries performed in the US today. At the American Hip Institute, hip replacement is routinely performed as an outpatient procedure with greater than 99% accuracy in implant placement.
Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time can tighten up the hip joint causing problems with posture, back & hip pain, and contribute to knee, foot, and ankle problems as well. Here are some stretches to help loosen up tight hip muscles and improve hip mobility:
Regenerative Medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the regrowth of functional tissue to heal injuries. It may be an alternate solution for hip tendon, cartilage, ligament, and muscle injuries that do not respond well to conservative therapy.
Arthritis is currently the #1 cause of disability in the US negatively impacting the lives of more than 50 million Americans. May has been designated Arthritis Awareness Month to help spread awareness about treatments available today that may improve the condition of those who suffer with this disease.
In playing sports we experience a whole spectrum of emotions from the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat. Sports teaches the importance of hard work, persistence in the face of overwhelming odds, and the ability to handle stressful situations and injury.