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I stumbled across this 2015 research study (can't post the link, but google for these words and you should find it): On the Arthritis Research website.
"Researchers assessed data from the Framingham Osteoarthritis and Osteoarthritis Initiative studies, which included nearly 4,500 participants. In the Framingham study, it was shown that only 16 per cent of the patients with hip pain had osteoarthritis that was detectable through radiographic scans, while only 21 per cent of hips with radiographic osteoarthritis were affected by hip pain."
In other words:
The vast majority of people with xray evidence of hip OA are symptom free.
The vast majority of people with hip pain have ZERO evidence of OA on film.
You have to ask yourself - if most with pain don't have anything wrong on x-ray, and most with things wrong on x-ray don't have pain.....is it possible that in fact the two things are never (or rarely) connected? Is it possible that something other than a degenerated joint is causing your pain - something treatable? And if so, why is no one bothering to try and figure out what is really wrong, and how to treat it?
The scary thing is the conclusions drawn by the researchers - all the evidence points to their being no correlation between the state of the joints and peoples' pain. It puts a big question mark over whether OA really is arthritis (definition of arthritis is 'painful inflammation of the joints'. If in most cases of hip OA there is nothing wrong with the joint, why are surgeons still considered the go-to experts, and why is surgery considered the treatment of choice in severe cases?
A sane person might ask "am I missing something?" "Is it possible that the pain is nothing to do with the hip joint - could it be the soft tissue?"
Instead, they conclude that everyone should be treated for OA regardless of whether there is anything to suggest they actually have it.
And what is the treatment? Toxic drugs, surgery....do a bit of random exercise and learn to live with it.
The thing is, there is another possible cause for hip pain - one that MUST be ruled out before you can make an honest diagnosis of OA. It is very common, has identical symptoms to those caused by 'hip OA' and is 100% treatable. A muscle imbalance.
Folks, you need to look into this possibility yourself as the doctors are simply not paying attention. I, and others have CURED so called incurable OA by addressing the muscle imbalances. It can only help, and as treating muscle imbalances is essentially just exercise then essentially all you're doing is a very targeted version of what research has proven to be the best possible treatment for hip OA.
It gave me my life back after 10 years of living with a diagnosis of OA and being told by doctors that there was nothing that could be done but pill popping or surgery. It costs nothing - you can look into this yourself.
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