If you've started limping because your hip is bothering you, you need to do something NOW. If you just let it go, it will almost surely get worse.
Three of my siblings have had their hips replaced already, so I had been dreading that this hip replacement operation might be inevitable. The orthopedic surgeon wouldn't tell me what to do to slow the deterioration. He was glad to send me to physical therapy, but in my experience, PT tries to treat but doesn't address the causes of pain.
According to experts in myofascial trigger point therapy, your hip pain can originate from your feet and travel up. Questions of balance are often at the heart of joint pain.
So I've been getting treated by some experts here in Chicago, and my ability to walk freely has improved a great deal. They think if I keep up my home self-care--it's hard work and not terribly comfortable--I may never have to get this hip replaced. Worth it? Emphatically yes!
These people are writing a new manual on trigger point therapy. You can find them at http://www.myopain.com.
Here's to our good health! Especially we single working women need to take good care of ourselves--'cuz ain't nobody else gonna do it. Celebrate our new international holiday - Single Working Women's Week. http://www.swwan.org/
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