Obesity, Depression and Hip Pain

More than half of the general population experiences chronic pain, and the hip is one of the most frequent sites. Previous research has found a correlation between chronic back pain, obesity and depression. In the present study, researchers observed that most patients with hip pain have widespread pain in other sites. When compared to patients without pain, researchers found that obesity and increased depression scale values were correlated with higher odds of chronic hip pain. There was an even greater connection between increased depression scale values and the odds of experiencing disabling chronic hip pain compared to patients without pain.

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