Is Hip Pain a Daily Stressor? Here’s what you Might want to Do!

hip painDaily hip pain could indicate that you have osteoarthritis or bursitis. Arthritis in the hip joint often results over time; a simple matter of wear and tear. Bursitis describes inflammation in the lining of the joint, rather than a wearing down of the joint itself.

If hip pain is a daily occurrence, there are steps that you can take to improve comfort. Here is an important note, though… What you do to improve hip pain will depend on its cause. So, before implementing any helpful tips, schedule a visit with us to discuss the cause of your hip pain.

In addition to home care, we have professional solutions that can be tailored to your needs.

Managing Hip Pain with Home Care: 3 Positive Steps.

  1. Stretch. We often think of stretching as a pre-exercise activity that helps us avoid muscle strain. Individuals with bursitis in the hip may find specific stretching exercises particularly helpful in alleviating pain. Stretches may be outlined by a prescribing physical therapist who is familiar with your personal situation.
  2. Exercise. Research has uncovered a fascinating fact: people with osteoarthritis tend to turn away from exercise. This presents numerous problems, including an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Exercise is critical to maintaining the comfort and fluidity of arthritic joints, but it need not be what you imagine. For individuals with osteoarthritis in the hip (or knee), low impact exercise trumps hitting the trail for a 5 mile run. In fact, experts believe that water aerobics may be one of the best forms of exercise for the hip joints.
  3. Pay attention to your body. We are all different. The hip pain that you experience may be far different from anyone else. So trying to develop a “cookie-cutter” routine for improving joint mobility and comfort could have a different effect than you seek. If any type of exercise or stretching feels uncomfortable or causes lingering pain, do not do it. Your body will tell you when it needs rest and recuperation. Listen.

Patients of Action Sports Medicine & Pain Management receive care from an experienced team of clinicians. Hip pain may be improved with physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, or other modalities. To see how we can help, contact an office near you.

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