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Hip pain relief? Why doctors can’t give you any

If you have hip pain, you know how hard it is to get a straight answer. Doctors give you diagnoses, but their solutions don't seem to work.

If your hip pain is bad, all roads eventually lead to surgery.

But why is this? Why does the medical system offer surgery as the only real option for hip pain relief?



The answer is in underlying philosophy of modern western medicine.

It's a system of MEMORIZE and MATCH.

Think of medical training.

Here is a list of diseases and symptoms.  If your patient has symptom set [x], they have disease [y]. Give them treatment [z].

By design, it's not a system that encourages creative thinking. It limits the scope of inquiry.

If you want hip pain relief, the doctor has to MATCH your symptoms to diseases he's MEMORIZED.

He's memorized bursitis, FAI, labral tears, arthritis, dysplasia, and avascular necrosis.

Those are his options.

Those are now YOUR options.

And the treatment options for all those "hip diseases" all travel a similar route.

The path starts with rest. The next stop is medications and injections. When those don't work, you reach X-rays and MRIs. And then the destination is clear. Surgery.

Many people go to the doctor hoping that they will learn a stretch to take away the hip pain.

They go to sports medicine specialists to learn how to strengthen the hip muscles.

But what they get instead is MEMORIZE and MATCH to a bad set of options. The options all say "your hip is beyond your own help. Your only hope for relief is surgery."

This is not how we should treat the human body.

We need to learn to ANALYZE and ADAPT. 

That is the safest, least invasive, most healthy way to give people hip pain relief.

Learn more about our DIY program to help you train out of hip pain.

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About the Author

Matt Hsu is a trainer and orthopedic massage therapist. He fought a long battle with chronic pain all over his body and won. He blends the principles he learned in his journey, empirical observations with clients, and relevant research to help others get their lives back.

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