(HealthDay News) -- Hip arthritis can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, but may not need surgery if discovered in its early stages.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these potential nonsurgical solutions for hip arthritis:
- Give your hip time to rest.
- Begin a physical therapy program -- which may include swimming, biking or water aerobics -- to improve joint strength, function and range of motion.
- Take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug to help ease pain.
- Get plenty of sleep every night.
- Lose any excess weight.
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