I believe that there are hip surgeries being performed every day that could be prevented simply by sleeping on a firmer (more supportive) mattress.
I just returned from my time share vacation where I slept on the same mattress as this time last year. (This mattress is 11 years old) and should have been replaced about 8 years ago. Just like last year, on this same mattress, I found myself developing hip pain around the 3rd night of sleeping on this mattress. After the 5th night, my pain was so severe that I could not play golf.
As soon as I returned home to my “supportive” mattress, my pain was completely gone after the second day. (I never have or had hip pain in my life except for these 2 separate weeks, from 2 separate years on the same mattress).
In my opinion, that should be the first and primary thing that the hip surgeon looks at before or above any other procedure. Meanwhile this blog post goes unnoticed.
Here is the link from my post from last year:
What is a supportive mattress?
The mattress that caused the problem for me sunk in the middle. It was not supporting my weight. (I sleep on my side and switch back and forth from right to left). While on the “non-supportive” mattress my weight was all focused on my hip. With my “supportive” mattress at home my weight is evenly distributed throughout my side from head to foot.
I could go into more details however I won’t at this time. I have written much about this subject. If you have any questions, regardless of where you live, drop me an email and I will glad to point you in the right direction with regard to where and what type of mattress you should be looking at.