Good Monday Morning/Evening and Happy Move On Monday,
You won’t be finding me on the front or the back of motorcycle but maybe an electric bike with a helmet in the right conditions. I thought if nothing else this picture might grab your attention to remind you to get off your duff and move if you haven’t been lately.
How you move for your body type, condition, age, circumstances etc is crucial to maintain proper body mechanics and conditioning and adhere to a daily routine of movement.
M ove on Monday
O pen to whatever comes your way.
N ever give up hope.
D o what you say you will do.
A lways do your best and have gratitude.
Y ay you’ve got this!
And do it again tomorrow.
I’ve been working with arthritis in my hip joint and what appears to be Adhesive capsulitis of my hip joint as well. I have had X-rays and am working of strengthening the muscles around the hip and creating more mobility in the joint without over stretching. It is trial and error and with persistence and the proper care I’m getting relief and strength. Feel free to share this with friends if you know others that have a similar condition.
Adhesive capsulitis of the hip (ACH) is a rare clinical entity. Similar to adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, ACH is characterized by a painful decrease in active and passive range of motion as synovial inflammation in the acute stages of the disease progresses to capsular fibrosis in the chronic stages.
Hip osteoarthritis is typically caused by wear and tear related to aging and worsens over time. The breakdown of cartilage leads to pain and inflammation. Hip osteoarthritis may develop faster in some people due to irregular shape of the bones forming the hip joint.
While this is in no way intended to diagnose what condition you are suffering with and should see a P.T. or doctor to diagnose your issue, this is what I have found helps me.
Keep moving and please let me know if you find this helps you in anyway.
If nothing else movement keeps serotonin levels higher and increase the “feel good” sensations and we can all use a little more of that in our day.
The below is taken from Very Well Health. Click here for the entire article.
There is no “gold standard” treatment for frozen hip. Using the R.I.C.E. method of rest, ice, compression, and elevation is usually the first line of treatment, especially when you are experiencing hip pain but are unsure why.
There are many potential treatment options for frozen hip, including:
- Manual manipulation by a doctor of osteopathic medicine or physical therapist
- Pressure dilation
- Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy
- Corticosteroid injection
- Arthroscopic surgery
However, most cases resolve on their own or after conservative treatment.
Is Surgery an Option?
Surgery is not often considered until after repeated failures of conservative therapy or refractory pain and stiffness. Surgery is usually not performed except for severe cases that involve hip capsule contracture.1
Over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil), Naproxen (Aleve), or high-dose aspirin are commonly used to treat pain and inflammation. In some cases, your healthcare provider may prescribe stronger pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs.
A physical therapist may start an exercise program focused on increasing your range of motion to preserve as much mobility of the hip as possible. Common exercises include stretching and core strengthening.
Massage is also used as a pain-relieving technique during the acute stages of frozen hip and throughout your time in physical therapy.
If your condition progresses to the chronic stages, your intervention will focus on decreasing the progression of fibrotic changes in the hip and regaining range of motion through more aggressive physical therapy tactics like pressure dilation and gentle stretching.
If exercises or stretches during physical therapy are too painful to complete, tell your physical therapist so they can modify or create a plan that works best for you.
Prevention and Coping
There aren’t any hard and fast rules you can follow to prevent frozen hips, but healthy eating, exercise, and stretching may help. Frozen hip is more common in people with diabetes and hypothyroidism, possibly because those conditions involve abnormalities of the endocrine system, which work to regulate inflammation in the body.
Frozen hip can be an extremely painful and debilitating condition. To help alleviate pain:
- Use OTC anti-inflammatory medication.
- Eat an anti-inflammatory diet.
- Attend physical therapy.
Some people even say a warm shower and gentle stretching in the morning has helped them to cope physically and mentally. No matter what stage of the disease you are in, know that most cases resolve within 18 months.
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A Word From VeryWell
If you are diagnosed with frozen hip, know that resolution of your symptoms is possible. If you are experiencing additional symptoms, such as fever or joint pain, your diagnosis is unlikely to be frozen hip, and you should seek immediate medical attention.
As For Me:
As for me I am starting back on Anti-Inflammatory foods and vitamins such as turmeric, MSM, Glucosamine Sulfite with Chondroitin, topicals and using my hand held LED light that penetrates 4-6 inches deep reducing inflammation. I use it in my practice as well.
Have a wonderful week ahead!
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Thank you for the movement motivation. I got up and exercised.
Love the acrostic poem, and hope your ACH gets better.
Keep moving is key whether you are healthy or dealing with a chronic condition. Thank you for your blog!!
You are so right!
Long time no see!
Hope you are fairing well! I’ll come visit! ❤️