Hip Degenerative Joint Disease
Osteoarthritis of the hip, also known as degenerative joint disease, is a chronic disease of the joint cartilage and bone that causes joint inflammation and hip pain. It is often thought to result from "wear and tear" on a joint. Joints appear larger, are stiff and painful, and usually feel worse with increased use throughout the day. The patient feels pain and movement limitations when using the joint. Approximately 10 million Americans have been diagnosed with this condition.
Anybody can develop osteoarthritis of the hip, but patients who have a family history of the condition are more at risk. Older people or those who are obese are also more at risk for developing osteoarthritis.
Doctors diagnose a patient with osteoarthritis of the hip after performing certain tests, including checking for pain when the hips are in certain positions and examining X-rays of the hips to assess the condition of hip joints.
Patients who are in the early stages of osteoarthritis of the hip can take certain measures to prevent the disease from progressing further, such as: avoiding overuse of the hip, gentle exercise to help improve hip strength and, for patients who are overweight, weight loss.
Berry’s Class IV Laser Hip Treatment Program
While it is not possible to cure osteoarthritis or reverse its effects once in the very late stages of the condition. It is possible to manage it and slow the progression of this disease. The Class IV K-Laser is at the heart of our treatment program. It provides a safe, effective, non-invasive, painless solution for managing pain and restoring range of motion for degenerative hip problems. Patients respond exceptionally well to treatments and usually notice significant pain relief after just a few treatments. Dr. Berry’s program utilizes the latest FDA Cleared Lasers, and combines them with other therapies to help reduce the pain, strengthen the muscles and increase range of motion. Most importantly these treatments help reduce inflammation/swelling, which helps improve overall function. Dr. Berry has been treating sports injuries for over 35 years and has been helping people suffering from various health conditions during that time. Patients seek his advice and care if they want to avoid surgery if at all possible and help you return to all the activities you enjoy.