Modern Non-Pharmacological and Non-Surgical Treatments for H | 47094

Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921


Modern Non-Pharmacological and Non-Surgical Treatments for Hip Pain

Paul Y F Lee, Sam Rozewicz, Mallikarjun Honnenahalli chandrappa, Ahmed Othman, Christian Jury and Bethan Whiting

Osteoarthritis of the hip describes a clinical syndrome of joint pain accompanied by varying degrees of functional limitation and reduced quality of life. Osteoarthritis may not be progressive and most patients will not need surgery, with their symptoms adequately controlled by non-surgical measures. The treatment of hip osteoarthritis is aimed at reducing pain and stiffness and improving joint mobility. Total hip replacement remains the most effective treatment option but it is a major surgery with potential serious complications. NICE guideline has suggested a holistic approach to management of hip osteoarthritis which includes both nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments. The non-pharmacological treatments range from education ,physical therapy and behavioral changes ,walking aids .The ESCAPE (Enabling Self-Management and Coping of Arthritic Pain Through Exercise) rehabilitation programme for hip and knee osteoarthritis which integrates simple education, self-management and coping strategies, with an exercise regimen has shown to be more cost-effective than usual care. There is a choice of reviewed pharmacological treatments available, but there are few current reviews of possible nonpharmacological methods. This review will focus on the non-pharmacological and non-surgical methods.