In the late 1980s, Bo Jackson was a huge sports star who gained international recognition for standout performances in both baseball and football. That all changed in 1991 when his hip was dislocated as he was tackled in an NFL game. The injury resulted in perhaps the most famous hip replacement surgery ever, and eventually would lead to the end of his athletic career.
But lots of people know at least some of the hip pain Bo knew. Hip pain caused by injuries, or by arthritis in the joints and inflammation to surrounding areas brought on by years of stress, is extremely common. There are several ways to treat the pain depending on the age of the patient and the nature of the discomfort, but there’s also a strong likelihood that if hip pain is chronic, hip replacement surgery is eventually needed.