If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once.
Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping. And jobs that demand excessive kneeling, squatting, standing, lifting and climbing stairs all increase your odds.
A variety of issues can cause knee swelling, including injuries and medical conditions such as arthritis. A person can treat some of these causes at home, while other issues require care from a doctor. In some cases, the cause of the swelling is chronic and requires long-term treatment.
Expanding the role of physiotherapists and the value of hard work was given a very public boost thanks to Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid's dramatized non-surgical recovery from a bad knee injury. Tears like the one McDavid suffered to his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which prevents the thigh from sliding off the front edge of the shin bone, are fairly uncommon and are, in most cases, managed without surgery.