Easy Steps You Can Take Today to Erase Hip Pain By Nathan Wei
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“More than 100,000 Americans are unable to get from their bed to the bathroom without assistance because of problems related to their hip or knee.” So says Dr. Nathan Wei, Clinical Director of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland. He adds, “Too many people put up with pain when there are so many treatments available.”
The hip joint plays a major role in weight-bearing and walking.
It’s a ball-and-socket joint that combines great stability and a wide range of motion. This joint is comprised of the head of the thigh bone (femur) which is shaped like a ball. This sits inside a cup-like area of the pelvis called the acetabulum (“socket”). It is surrounded by powerful muscles that help maintain the body in an …