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Hip Pain (cont.)

What Is the Prognosis for Hip Pain?

The most common causes of hip pain involve the aging process of the joint, causing arthritis and the loss of calcium content in the bone and predisposing one to fracture. As people improve their diet and increase their exercise programs to maintain healthy bodies (including healthy bones and joints), the goal is to allow people to be as active as possible as late in life as possible.


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Rakel, R.E., and D.P. Rakel. Textbook of Family Medicine, 9th Edition. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders, 2015.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/15/2016

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