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26 Dec 2012 - 06:57:57 pm

Easy-to-do Ways to Managing Hip Pain Caused by Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease showing a myriad of symptoms that may be mistaken as a different illness at first, medical doctors say. Hip pain, which is often associated with osteoarthritis, may also be a sign of multiple sclerosis. Men and women who are plagued with this chronic disease do well by managing their health because there is no cure yet for this type of illness. Autoimmune diseases such as MS and rheumatoid arthritis may complicate hip replacement surgeries, according to several medical experts. For this reason, most doctors might only suggest a surgical intervention as a last resort in managing hip pain.

Symptoms often appear when the person is experiencing an exacerbation of the illness, thus, avoiding such situation is the key to preventing hip pain from arising. Medical doctors say that joint problems are not really part of the symptoms of MS, unlike other rheumatoid arthritis and other problems. It is often a result of the collective problems related to gait.

Here are some ways on how to cope with the pain caused by the disease:

•     Pain medications may be given to alleviate the pain of the hips. The pain is not often felt in a single area but in a diffused manner because the nerves are much too active.
•     Physical therapy may help with the gait problem. The walker or cane may also hinder with the one’s gait which may often bring pain in the hips. Correcting this problem may help in avoiding hip pain.
•     Enough rest and relaxation may also lessen the discomfort. Stress, fatigue and extremes in temperature often exacerbate the illness.
•     Using canes, walkers and assistive devices properly. If not used properly these assistive devices may be the one to bring in the discomfort due to uneven gait and problems in walking.

The prognosis for this illness usually varies for each person because it may depend on their overall health and how they manage their problem. Those who are young, female, less problems seen on diagnosis and with infrequent attacks have a good fighting chance. Preventing the occurrence of complications is one of the main concerns of doctors and health care providers who are taking care of men and women with MS. However, if the problem gets worse, it is best to have someone to accompany the patients especially when they already have a difficulty in taking care of their physical needs. Also, for those people who have had problems with their hip replacement surgery may find this free pinnacle lawsuit brochure useful.

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