Hip-joint Disease

Sources: Papers On Health

Thorough heating, with moist heat is the best

treatment for this trouble. This implies time, work, and patience; but

all these are well spent. Let a strong fomentation be given twice a day

to the hip joint, with oiling before and after, each application

lasting at least an hour (see Cooling in Heating; Fomentation; Heat

and Weakness). In all probability a gathering of matter will come to

the surface and discharge itself. Treat this as recommended in article

on Abscess, and persevere until the joint is thoroughly renovated. It

may take a time, and the treatment should always be intermitted on

Sabbath, and sometimes a few days' rest be given. The patient's

comfort is the safe guide in this.