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Hip stiffness and tightness
WILBURW posted:
I have had left hip surgery and replacement. I now have stiffness and weakness in both hips. It is difficult to climb stairs without holding on to rails. Are there exercises or remedies to loosen the stiffness? Are there medications that reduce the stiffness and allow for freedom in stair climbing?
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi WILBURW and Welcome to WebMD -

Do you also have osteoporosis? If so, let us know and we can provide you with more info for exercising with osteoporosis.

If not, our Fitness & Exercise Community expert, Rich Weil , may be able to suggest exercises for you.


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