A SCARY NEW HIP TREND

More young guys than ever are be­ing side­lined by hip pain.

Men's Health (Singapore) - - CONTENTS -

Kyle O’Fla­herty used to be stoked by his weekly work­out rou­tine – a heavy ro­ta­tion of cy­cling, box­ing, jiu-jitsu and run­ning. But even at age 20, his hips started to ache, and not just dur­ing ex­er­cise. He’s not un­usual.

“I’ve seen a tremen­dous spike in young, ac­tive men with hip pain in my prac­tice in the past five to 10 years,” says or­thopaedic sur­geon Dr Ben­jamin Domb. In fact, more 45- to 54-year-olds are opt­ing for hip re­place­ment, ac­cord­ing to a Na­tional Hos­pi­tal Dis­charge Sur­vey.

“Usu­ally, younger pa­tients have sec­ondary arthri­tis from trauma or con­gen­i­tal is­sues,” says Dr Chua Soo Young, con­sul­tant or­thopaedic sur­geon at At­las Spine and Or­thopaedic Surgery Cen­tre. “Sports-re­lated in­juries are also com­mon causes of hip pain.”

Fol­low our guide to keep your hips pain-free.

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