Benefits – Drug Free
For mild sufferers of hip pain, over-the-counter medication can sometimes be enough to control the pain. However, for more severe conditions such as hip arthritis, more potent hip pain relief is often prescribed. Oral medication can sometimes not be enough to relieve severe pain and corticosteroid injections are often prescribed as a solution.
Although corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatories, there are numerous risky side effects including osteonecrosis, joint infection, nerve damage and tendon rupture. There are also studies that find that repeated use of steroid injections may actually cause further deterioration of the cartilage surrounding the joint. For this reason doctors limit this treatment to 4 times a year.
Whilst medications are still widely used and can sometimes be only the solution to manage pain and inflammation, they do not resolve the underlying issues of strength, flexibility and mobility. Despite the short term pain relief drugs provide for hip arthritis, the benefits are sometimes outweighed by the side effects.
If you’re suffering from hip pain due to osteoarthritis, then there is another solution that not only provides pain relief but also increases your range of motion helping you to exercise and slow down the deteriorating effects of hip arthritis.
HipTrac is a natural, drug free alternative to medication that can be used easily and independently when a patient is experiencing pain or stiffness. The HipTrac effectively imitates manual therapy techniques used to manipulate joints and soft tissues to reduce swelling, inflammation and restriction. These techniques have proven benefits; both short term and long term without the negative side effects of drugs.
HipTrac is an FDA cleared medical device. We always recommend that you follow the direction of your health care provider.
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