Let’s be honest; nobody likes getting a hip replacement surgery. It’s typically seen as a last resort if all previous treatments have failed or if the cartilage is too severely damaged.
The good news is, you can prevent the likeliness of needing hip replacement even if you already have hip pain or stiffness. Here’s how to do that.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Your weight plays a huge role in managing joint pain and preventing surgery. The hip joint bears your body weight. When your body weight exceeds the optimum amount as determined by your individual body mass index (BMI), it exerts additional stress on the hip joint. In fact, with a gain of every 10 pounds of weight, you can add up to 70–100 additional pounds across the hip joint.
This is why you must actively try to keep your body weight to a certain level. Additional body weight accelerates the breakdown of cartilage. This can especially trigger the onset of hip osteoarthritis and can put your joint at risk of sustaining injuries.
By losing additional weight, you can prevent this from happening. You won’t be replacing the lost cartilage, but you can reduce the speed of degeneration by reducing the amount of stress exerted on the hip joint.
Incorporate Exercise in Your Routine
You can’t keep putting off exercising forever. Sooner or later, the lack of physical activity starts to take a toll on your health and can cause significant complications. This includes hip pain and stiffness, which may eventually require surgery.
However, by exercising regularly and in a healthy manner, you can avoid the need for hip replacement surgery. Engaging in physical activity on a regular basis helps in strengthening the muscles in your back and around your hips. The increased range of motion helps the joint loosen up by providing the cartilage with the required nutrients. Moreover, a scheduled exercise routine also helps in maintaining a healthy body weight.
By participating in low-impact activities, you can prevent cartilage degeneration. Aerobic exercises also help in boosting joint health and preventing stiffness.
Get Injection Therapy
If weight maintenance and regular exercise alone doesn’t cut it, there’s another way to prevent hip replacement surgery. You can opt for regenerative injection therapy to stimulate a natural healing response within the body, and accelerate the healing process. PRP treatment works wonders for hip pain and stiffness, and is an excellent way to prevent surgery.
RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy provides an alternative to invasive and surgical procedures used for hip injuries. Call at 1 855 847-3975 to get in touch with their staff in the greater Toronto area!