Hip Osteoarthritis and Groin Pain. Often referred to as “wear-and tear” arthritis.

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint located where the thigh bone (femur) meets the pelvic bone. The upper segment (head) of the femur is the round ball that fits inside the pelvic bone cavity, or socket, which is also known as the acetabulum. Both the ball and socket are covered with a layer of smooth cartilage which acts as a sponge to cushion the joint, allowing the bones to slide against each other with very little friction.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is often referred to as “wear-and tear” arthritis or degenerative joint disease. The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints, secondary only to the knee joint, and is commonly affected by OA. OA is less common in the hip than in the knee. Recent studies reveal the lifetime risk for a symptomatic hip is 18.5% for men and 28.6% for women. The prevalence of hip OA per 1000 people per year is 0.9 in men and 1.6 in women, respectively. Several risk factors are linked to the development of hip OA, including age, gender, genetics, obesity, and local joint risk factors. Caucasian populations have a higher hip OA prevalence than others. Also, having a sibling with hip OA increases the risk of developing the condition. Local joint risk factors include trauma, femoro-acetabular impingement/labrum tear, congenital dysplasia, or chondrocalcinosis.

The most common symptom of hip OA is pain in the groin area, which may radiate into the buttocks or knee. Patients can also experience decreased hip motion, stiffness, a grinding noise (crepitus), or even locking of the joint. Patients may have difficulty walking, bending, or getting out of a car. Prolonged resting, sitting, and getting out of the car can likewise aggravate groin pain. However, movement and moderate activity that loosens the joint improves OA symptoms.

Physical Therapy is the mainstay of treatment in mild or early hip OA and is aimed at strengthening hip muscles and maintaining joint mobility. Weight loss is crucial to decrease the weight load on cartilage and to slow down the progression of subsequent cartilage damage and arthritis.

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A deep dive into musculoskeletal pain…

In this book, Dr. Tsai aims to offer readers a wider and deeper view of osteoarthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, and osteoporosis. Musculoskeletal pain is very common, but often misdiagnosed, and, therefore, treatment can be misguided. Not all pain should be dismissed as osteoarthritis, as several other conditions exist that may be the source of pain. To clarify the subtleties of this issue to readers and health providers, Dr. Tsai grouped the chapters anatomically and emphasized the similarities and differences of their symptoms, unique locations, and different treatment options. The main goal of this book is to help prevent patients and healthcare providers from being misguided by relying on X-ray, CT scan, and MRI findings alone.

This book is broken into three parts:

Part 1 focuses on the causes and symptoms of osteoarthritis and soft tissue rheumatism. Topics are organized anatomically, discussing OA and soft tissue rheumatism in various sections of the body.

Part 2 lists some treatment options for osteoarthritis, including pharmacological treatments, dietary supplements, exercise, and regenerative treatments.

Part 3 discusses osteoporosis, going through causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Osteoarthritis, Soft Tissue Rheumatism, & Osteoporosis was written to be easily read by anyone, no matter their level of medical knowledge. Additionally, several illustrations are included to help visualize concepts and make them easier to grasp.

This book can be purchased online as an eBook or as a physical copy at our main office at the checkout desk or over the phone.

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A deep dive into musculoskeletal pain…

In this book, Dr. Tsai aims to offer readers a wider and deeper view of osteoarthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, and osteoporosis. Musculoskeletal pain is very common, but often misdiagnosed, and, therefore, treatment can be misguided. The main goal of this book is to help prevent patients and healthcare providers from being misguided by relying on X-ray, CT scan, and MRI findings alone.

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A deep dive into musculoskeletal pain…

In this book, Dr. Tsai aims to offer readers a wider and deeper view of osteoarthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, and osteoporosis. Musculoskeletal pain is very common, but often misdiagnosed, and, therefore, treatment can be misguided. Not all pain should be dismissed as osteoarthritis, as several other conditions exist that may be the source of pain. To clarify the subtleties of this issue to readers and health providers, Dr. Tsai grouped the chapters anatomically and emphasized the similarities and differences of their symptoms, unique locations, and different treatment options. The main goal of this book is to help prevent patients and healthcare providers from being misguided by relying on X-ray, CT scan, and MRI findings alone.

This book is broken into three parts:

Part 1 focuses on the causes and symptoms of osteoarthritis and soft tissue rheumatism. Topics are organized anatomically, discussing OA and soft tissue rheumatism in various sections of the body.

Part 2 lists some treatment options for osteoarthritis, including pharmacological treatments, dietary supplements, exercise, and regenerative treatments.

Part 3 discusses osteoporosis, going through causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Osteoarthritis, Soft Tissue Rheumatism, & Osteoporosis was written to be easily read by anyone, no matter their level of medical knowledge. Additionally, several illustrations are included to help visualize concepts and make them easier to grasp.

This book can be purchased online as an eBook or as a physical copy at our main office at the checkout desk or over the phone.

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