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Your movement may be limited, but your options don't have to be. See how other patients conquered their pain and get started on your own journey to recovery.

Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski
Inspirational college coach and DePuy joint recipient.

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"It's not worth living with pain."
"It's not worth living with pain."

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"Hi, I'm Mike Krzyzewski, coach of Duke University's Men's Basketball team. If you could take a journey to move better, live better, why wouldn't you? I did when I had joint replacement surgery.

"I'm here to tell you that you have two opponents. Pain and lack of mobility. Pain can get you down every day. Lack of mobility can lead to decreased speed and loss of endurance. With speed and endurance loss, you don't stay competitive and you spend energy just trying to catch up. But you've got to fight your opponents to stay in the game.

"I know it isn't always easy. There was a part of me that thought of stopping, giving up coaching altogether. I would never have won two Olympic team medals and four NCAA Championships if I hadn't had my surgeries.

"Now, I don't have to overcompensate for injury and pain. I'm more active than before, I have relief from pain and I'm even quicker on my feet. People say I look better now. Do you want your life back the way it should be? You have two choices, a continued downward spiral or take action.

"So don't let the injury win. You don't need to live in pain. That's why I want to encourage you to empower yourself. Get educated, develop a personal treatment plan with your doctor, build a team of support and commit to reclaiming your life. Remember, this is a major event in your life—treat it as such. What you put into it will multiply for you at the end of the journey."

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A series of factors are involved in diagnosing the cause of hip painpainAn unpleasant sensation associated with actual or potential tissue damage, and mediated by specific nerve fibe.... Patients can take this quick and easy questionnaire to help determine whether they should seek medical advice: 

1. Is it painful to perform daily activities? __Yes__No

2. Are activities being limited or avoided because of hip pain or discomfort? __Yes__No

3. Does the pain interfere with the ability to walk?__Yes__No 

4. Does the discomfort inhibit the ability to sleep? __Yes__No

5. Are social activities being avoided due to hip pain?__Yes__No

6. Does the hip hurt more than one day a week? __Yes__No

7. Is the pain more than mild? __Yes__No

8. Are pain medications no longer working?__Yes__No

If the answer to four or more questions was “Yes,” then it’s time to seek medical advice. If the answer to five or more questions was “No,” then conservative treatments, such as exercise, rest, over-the-counter pain medications and dietary changes may manage the condition. A healthcare professional can recommend the most appropriate treatment options. 

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