Hip Replacement Surgery
1. DEVELOPMENT OF HIP PAIN
Hip pain is one of the most frequent musculoskeletal problems in the world. It generally develops at older ages, but it often occurs among athletes as well. Hip pain can be caused by inflammation (e.g. rheumatism, gout, rheumatoid arthritis), but also by arthrosis. In this case, the cartilage wears off the articular surface, and the quantity of synovial fluid decreases. Therefore, the surfaces of the bones start to rub each other, which is the most common cause of hip pain. But the wear and inflammation in the hip is often not perceived as a pain in the hip joints but “in the thigh”. This happens because the muscles that move the hip are under constant tension due to the limp offloading the painful area, which, again, leads to pain. The pain then radiates from the tense muscles back into the joint. Some patients complain about thigh bone pain instead of hip joint pain, but this pain comes from the muscles. Hip pain makes the everyday life of patients a misery, making them irritable and impairing their ability to work, pay attention, concentrate or relax. If the cause of the hip pain is not discovered in time, the wear resulting from the constant pain will lead to movement disability. In some cases the pain and the symptoms can be mitigated, while for other patients the only solutions are medication and hip surgery. With a bit of luck, complaints can be eliminated for a long time, but this is generally just a temporary relief. Later on the symptoms become more severe, for which the final solution is brought about by heavy medication (e.g. steroids) or even a hip replacement surgery.
2. Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement surgery is the final solution for hip joint wear. If medication and smaller interventions are ineffective, surgery is the only way. In this way, the original, distorted joint ceases to exist. Hip replacement surgery is generally successful, but some pain and deformities may remain. Therefore most patients do what they can to avoid surgery and try every single alternative option instead.
3. HOW CAN SAFE LASER HELP?
Laser therapy performed with Safe Laser, developed as a result of a 40-year-long medical laser research, has pain relieving, inflammation reducing and biostimulating effects on the irradiated area.
In case of musculoskeletal problems, long-term irradiation has been observed to regenerate damaged joints, muscles and ligaments, resulting in the mitigation or even termination of complaints.
In order to reduce hip pain, we treat the hip joint as well as the tense muscles that move it. Thus we can also reduce the pain radiating into the hip joint.
In case of hip pain, it is recommended to use Safe Laser 500 Infra, which offers an efficient treatment for hip joint inflammation as well as cartilage wear.