When pain in the lower back occurs alongside hip pain, there may be a common cause. Certain health conditions or injuries can affect the nerves in both of these areas.
Brittle bones are often seen as a woman's health issue, but low bone mass may be more common among middle-aged men than generally thought, a small study suggests.
Our knee, hip and ankle joints are weight-bearing, so while the cartilage of other joints also wears out, the degeneration of these joints is painful due to their load-bearing nature From 2000 to 2010, the rate of joint replacement surgeries (mainly hip and knee) nearly doubled in the U.S. One factor driving the increase is a cultural change.
After Bob W. had knee replacement surgery, he didn’t stay at a specialized rehab facility or receive physical therapy while living in a nursing home. Instead, Bob went directly home to heal. And he wasn’t alone. In a major nationwide trend, recovery from knee and hip replacement surgery is more often taking place at home – with impressive results.