Question of the Week # 154

154) A 68 year old man presents to the clinic for progressive right hip pain.  He reports pain in the right hip when walking more than 1 block and also, has difficulty putting shoes on his right foot. On examination, the range of motion is significantly limited in the right hip. An X-ray of the right hip reveals significant loss of cartilage, subchondral sclerosis and sub-chondral cysts. The patient is diagnosed with Right Hip Osteoarthritis and is started on Acetaminophen. Which of the following exercises should not be recommended to this patient at this time:

A) Stair climbing

B) Quadriceps strtengthening

C) Tai-Chi

D) Swimming

E) Bicycling

3 Responses

  1. there are 4 activities that seem to provide the most relief of symptoms:

    Gentle hip stretching.
    Hip range of motion exercises in non-weight bearing position.
    Stationary bicycling.
    Aquatic therapy.
    climbing stairs can aggravate OA if do it everyday so A

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