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Can massage help with hip pain from hip dysplasia and arthritis?
An animal with hip pain will have tense, stiff muscles. The tension in the muscles compresses the joint, making inflamed surfaces rub together, causing further pain. Massage not only helps the muscles to relax, but it also stimulates the release of endorphins – a natural painkiller. Massage improves joint mobility and flexibility, reduces pain, swelling and stiffness to aid arthritic joints.