Lose those extra kilos: People with high body mass index (BMI) are at high risk of developing osteoarthritis as it puts extra kilograms and strains the joints. For such overweight or obese people, it is strongly recommended to lose weight. They are likely recommended dietary changes and exercise program
Killing of pain: Painkiller medicines play a role in managing this disorder with diet and physical exercise. For patients showing mild symptoms NSAIDs may help manage pain and inflammation. They are available as OTC drugs in any pharmacy shops. Taking pain medicines may give you a few hours of relief from pain and non-hindrance in your daily routine although it’s not a permanent solution to this problem.
Injections: In case of severe pain and swelling, pain medicines are insufficient, hence in such cases steroid injections are used to reduce pain and swelling. Long term use of these steroidal injections can cause negative effects.
Surgery: Most of the hip surgeries are performed as a result of end stage of hip osteoarthritis. This stage is normally observed in old patients were other treatment managements fail to work and refuse to relieve any symptoms of the disease. It is a successful orthopaedic procedure in treating hip osteoarthritis.
Exercise is must: Exercise is essential component for reducing risk of osteoarthritis and slowing its progress. It helps in improving strength and flexibility and works on mobility of the affected patient. Options like yoga, stationary bike cycling, water exercises like swimming, walking are recommended.
What to eat: Eat a diet that’s rich in anti-inflammatory food and low in sugar, artificial sweeteners and processed fatty food items. Include fish rich in omega -3 fatty acid, ginger, spinach, broccoli, walnuts, lentils and beans, whole grains, olive oil etc.