If you are suffering from pain in joints, muscles or ligaments, you can go for heat therapy which helps in opening up your blood vessels while increasing blood flow and supplying oxygen and nu-trients to joints . This leads to reduction in pain. Also, the warmth of the heat therapy decreases muscle spasms. Hence, if a patients suffers from joint , muscle pain, the doctors generally advise them to take up heat therapy treatment rather than going for medicines. In case, if there is a painful hip joint, doctor advises hip replacement surgery, when all other options have failed to give the de-sired relief to the patient. In such a case, the painful hip joint is replaced with artificial joint made metal and plastic components. This process receives pain and makes walking easier. Meanwhile, there are many patients suffering from advanced arthritis of the hip. They can either go for tradi-tional total hip replacement or else hip resurfacing. Both of these surgeries are a kind of hip re-placement, but are different. The orthopaedic surgeon can give you the right direction. When a pa-tient suffers from pain in ball and socket joint that is his hip, doctors advise for hip replacement when all other treatments fail to work. In this treatment, the thighbone's head (femoral head) and the damaged socket are removed and then replaced with metal, plastic, or ceramic components.
However, in hip resurfacing, the femoral head is trimmed and capped but is not removed. It is capped with a metal covering which is smooth.