Monthly Archives: March 2015


Fear of Surgery – Hip Replacement

In the 1965 feature, A Charlie Brown Christmas, there is a scene where Charlie Brown sees a hand-built booth in the snow. The booth has a sign on it with the handwritten words ‘Psychiatric Help 5 cents.’ Charlie Brown sits down and soon Lucy appears. She pleasantly asks, ‘May I […]


Hip Pain – Referred Hip Pain – Conclusion

This blog post is the final post in a series on hip pain. In the first three posts, I talked about injuries early in my life and when hip osteoarthritis deteriorated to the point where pain became continuous and life altering. I also discussed my use of ice and heat […]

Referred hip pain from hip osteoarthritis

Hip Pain Treatment – Hip Pain Part 3

This blog post is the third in a series on hip pain, and discusses hip pain treatment. In the first two posts, I talked about injuries early in my life and when hip osteoarthritis deteriorated to the point where pain became continuous and life altering. With this post, I will […]

Heat and cold help hip osteoarthritis pain

Hip Pain – Part 2

  This blog post is the second in a series on hip pain. In the first post, I talked about an injury in my teenage years that may have influenced my hip osteoarthritis later in life. In this post, I will write more about my experience with the hip pain leading […]

Injury when jogging causing hip pain

Hip Pain – Part 1

Hip Pain – The two major ways the hip deteriorates were discussed in previous post (hip osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis ). This blog post is the first in a series on hip pain. Although it might seem obvious, probably the greatest indicator that your hip is deteriorating or failing is hip pain. I […]


Stem Cell Therapy for Joint Injuries and Osteoarthritis

Stem cell therapy has been in the news as an alternative to hip and other joint replacements. It is not the controversial embryonic stem cell therapy which will not be discussed in this post. The end game for osteoarthritis affecting the knee and hip is a joint replacement costing up […]

Stem Cells - Can It Regrow Cartilage and Reverse Osteoarthritis?