Hip pain is a common problem, and it can be confusing because there are many causes, including a hyperextended hip, arthritis, or a fracture. It is important that you seek medical attention for your hip pain so the cause of your symptoms can be identified and appropriate treatment can be directed at the underlying problem.
For women who have received five years of bisphosphonate therapy, hip fracture risk does not differ with continuing treatment for an additional five years versus discontinuing treatment, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in JAMA Network Open.
In the older male population, there is a high level of underdiagnosis and undertreatment of osteoporosis, according to a study presented at ACR Convergence, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held virtually from Nov. 5 to 9.
The 2019 American Joint Replacement Registry shows continued growth in cases and data recorded. There are several trends noted in the registry that have been highlighted in this brief communication. More granular data collection is projected for future reports that may shed light on specific procedure and device survivorship and patient-reported outcomes.
An array of strategies are available for treating joint pain, ranging from physical therapy to pain medications, injections and surgery, but one of the most effective ways to manage joint discomfort is one that can seem counterintuitive: Keep moving.