With hip joint complaints, pain is felt most frequently in the area of the groin. However, hip joint complaints can also cause pain on the outside of the hip joint, the upper part of the thigh, the buttocks and sometimes in the knee.
Hip pain can be alleviated with kybun. Soft, elastic standing and walking dampens the impact from hard surfaces, strengthens the hip musculature and improves the posture.
Osteoarthritis of the hip can progress so far that therapy is not able to alleviate the symptoms (e.g. pain) and that a joint replacement is the only solution. Even though this operation is virtually routine today, it is still a major intervention. After a hip operation to implant an artificial joint, careful hip rehabilitation is essential for the prosthesis to last as long as possible. Gait, coordination and strength training, and improving mobility are just some therapy focal points. Avoiding major strain with shear forces that could damage the new joint is of particular importance.
Osteoarthritis is a common disease in western society today. On the one hand, pressure on the joints increases the more a person weighs and, on the other hand, strain is placed on the cartilage for much longer than just 50 years ago as life expectancy keeps increasing. Furthermore, civilised human beings spend most of their time walking on flat, hard everyday floors, and most shoe manufacturers follow the philosophy that a shoe has to support and guide the foot, and must have a small heel. However, our hips are not built for this type of stress. This results in massive improper strain and much faster wear (hip osteoarthritis).