Why Your Hips Need to be Replaced
Physiologically and anatomically, hip joints are constructed to last 100 or more years. But many people must have their hips replaced because their own hips have become arthritic and painful and often, these artificial joints need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years.
A commonly used hip joint prosthesis (implant)
Unfortunately, the underlying cause that is producing the degenerative changes in the hip is also affecting all the other weight-bearing joints in the body. Even if you have a hip replacement surgery to eliminate the pain in your hips, frequently the degenerative joint changes start becoming apparent in other parts of the body, such as your knees. When this happens, the surgeon often advises the patient to have a knee replacement surgery. This brings to mind the woodman in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, who - piece by piece - had his body parts replaced with tin.
Does it make sense to replace joint by joint (as they become painful)? Or does it make more sense to find the real cause of the degenerative changes in the joints and effectively treat it, thus preventing the need for joint replacement surgery?
What is the cause of joint degeneration? One explanation is that as we get older, the hip joints become worn with use and therefore it’s not surprising that they need to be replaced and re-replaced. But if this is true; why doesn’t every octogenarian require hip replacement surgery?
What is the real reason that hips need to be replaced?
Bad posture results in mal-alignment of the weight-bearing joints (and specifically the hip joint). The mal-alignment of the hip joint produces changes in the hip similar to a car alignment problem that produces changes in the tires. That is, both the hip and the tires wear unevenly and eventually require replacement.
Just as your tires will last much longer and wear more evenly if you are diligent about maintaining a good alignment in the suspension of the car, your hip joints will remain healthy, mobile and pain free if you maintain a good posture.
Some people naturally maintain a good posture, but others do not. A common reason for bad posture is being born with an inherited foot structure that produces postural distortions. Many people have one of the two abnormal foot structures (that I have discovered). They are known as the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
These common foot structures are successfully treated by Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, an innovative treatment that permanently corrects the postural distortions resulting from these two abnormal foot structures.
When the postural distortions are corrected, the alignment of the postural joints (including the hips) is dramatically improved. By improving the hip alignment, the hip joint does not wear out as quickly (or not at all) thus negating the need for hip replacement surgery.
As you learn more about my innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you would like to make an appointment with me to see if I can help you to permanently eliminate your hip pain, go to: Schedule a Consultation