Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Hip Pain May be Relieved by Treatments Other Than Surgery
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What exercises are recommended or should be avoided, when first experiencing pain and discomfort in the hip? I'd like some guidelines so I can put off hip replacement surgery for as long as possible…Arthritis and bursitis often cause hip pain, but many other diseases and conditions can also cause discomfort in the hip area. Make an appointment to find out what's causing your hip pain. Then, you and your doctor can work together to create a treatment plan that fits your situation. -- Edward Laskowski, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Classic, Intense Symptoms Not Always Present in People With Bipolar Disorder
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Two years ago, I went through an extremely traumatic situation. Since then, I have had mood swings, but no severe lows. I'm taking medications for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, but they haven't helped. Could what I'm experiencing be bipolar disorder?... If the correct diagnosis is bipolar disorder, it's important to seek appropriate treatment. Without treatment, the disease can progress, with more intense phases of mania and depression that can, at a minimum, interfere with daily activities, work and interpersonal relationships. -- Mark Frye, M.D., Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Hartford Courant, 8/12/2009
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