Informational classes on treating
chronic hip, shoulder and back pain at Sharp
by Kathleen Lisson
I attended the 'Treating Chronic Hip Pain Seminar' at Sharp Rehabilitation Center today. Dr. Michael Muldoon spoke about the causes of hip pain - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-trauma arthritis and avascular necrosis. I learned a lot about the hip replacement procedure as well as the physical therapy and strengthening exercises before and after surgery. I was surprised to learn that patients can leave the hospital two days after the surgery and walk 100 feet and climb at least one step before they are discharged. Dr. Muldoon stated that a lot of patients with hip problems have back pain as well, and back pain can be reduced after a hip replacement. After a hip replacement, patients can return to activities like swimming, walking, elliptical and cycling.
View upcoming informational seminars and classes here: http://www.sharp.com/health-classes/category/orthopedics-27