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What Could Be Causing You Hip Pain

Hip pain: most of us have experienced it, and if you’re reading this, you are probably still suffering from hip discomfort.

We’ve all been there.

​ Our hands clutching at our thighs in the hope of relieving hip stress as we get up or sit down; a grimace on our faces as we try to grapple with what we think are signs of aging while easing into the bath; a frown as we get out of the car, straining to carry the weight in our legs, not our hips.And yet, for the majority of you, the pain is unrelated to any kind of injury you can think of – it just showed up and has decided to stick around causing you discomfort.

The good news is that, while its cause is unclear, hip discomfort can be treated and relieved. We will be taking a look at what could be causing you some of the hip pain, and how you can go about treating it.

​What is causing your hip pain?
​I know what you’re thinking: you haven’t recently fallen, tumbled, or tripped. In fact, as far as you know, you take excellent care of your hips. That’s fantastic!The reality is, for the bulk of us, joint health isn’t something we think about in our everyday lives. In other words, when it comes to our hips, we frequently don’t know that minor changes in our postures, habits, and routines can have a long-term impact on the health of our hip joints.

That being said, here are some of the most typical causes of unexplainable discomfort in your hip area:
1. Sitting All Day
​You may have recently explored the possibility that your inactivity is contributing to your hip discomfort; if so, you’re on the right track. Sitting for long periods of time will eventually result in stiff, tight muscles, the presence of which causes discomfort.As it comes to mobility, your hip joints are crucial; not moving or extending them during the day may result in a reduced capacity to move comfortably, resulting in the tugging, stabbing, or dull soreness you get when you leave for home or get out of bed in the mornings.

2. You Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise
​To preserve flexibility and functioning, your muscles and joints must be lubricated, stretched, and strengthened. The best method to do so is… you guessed it… exercise.Excluding exercise from your everyday routine is a guaranteed way to develop hip discomfort. If you don’t exercise your muscles frequently, they weaken and lose their capacity to provide structural support to your joints; hence, weak hip muscles can contribute to hip joint degeneration, producing and exacerbating hip discomfort.

​3. Repeated Exercise Routine
​Though exercise is a terrific method to maintain your hip joint healthy, repeated repetition of a specific exercise, stretch, or program can trigger muscle breakdown, worsening hip discomfort rather than reducing it.Constantly focusing on one sort of action puts constant pressure on one group of muscles, stressing them while weakening others surrounding them: this is the moment at which injury, and consequently the chance of significant damage, might develop.

​How can you alleviate or eliminate hip pain? 
​Untreated hip discomfort might create physical compensation, which can result in further back or leg pain. While you should always visit your doctor to ensure that there isn’t a more serious underlying condition, many solutions will alleviate discomfort and improve your ability to function properly.Here are just a few things you can do to help maintain a pain-free hip or alleviate some of the pain you may be experiencing.

​1. Stretch
​Stretching in the hip area may be quite beneficial in releasing and extending tight, stiff muscles that may be causing you pain. Make time to stretch your hip muscles on the mat, even if it means waking up 10 minutes earlier.
​2. Vary your Exercise
​Now that you’ve noticed that your inactivity is giving you pain, it’s time to start making some adjustments. Begin by including some office workouts, such as getting up every 15 – 20 minutes and walking for 2 minutes every 30 minutes.
Additionally, consider incorporating some extra activities into your regular schedule. Why not try 30 minutes of daily walking or cycling along the seafront or in the park? Moving those muscles is critical to your rehabilitation and pain-free living. But remember to change up your regimen as you go.
​3. Physical Therapy
​ Physical therapy is by far the fastest and safest way to get rid of your hip pain, right now. If you’ve never considered physical therapy, or have misunderstood the benefits of this therapy, it’s time to reconsider.You’ll not only get rid of your hip pain once and for all with the aid of a hands-on, skilled, and committed physical therapist, but you’ll also finally get the knowledge you’re seeking for, gaining peace of mind in the process.

Unlike other types of treatment, which provide only brief and frequently hazardous alleviation from your pain, physical therapy addresses the fundamental cause of the problem safely and non-invasively, providing you with long-term relief from your hip discomfort.

Furthermore, a hands-on physical therapist may provide you with custom-made exercises and stretches to meet your specific needs, allowing you to live a pain-free life and eventually achieve the lifestyle you desire.

Understanding the issue and getting a treatment plan will help… ​
​Hip pain does not have to be the beginning of a life of immobility: it can be conquered and you may live the active, mobile, healthy lifestyle you desire.You’ll be saying goodbye to your unexpected discomfort in no time if you follow the advice above and call a competent, hands-on physical therapist now.

Don’t waste any more time debating the reason; uncover the answers you’re looking for – and take the necessary measures – right now. Contact one of our physical therapists now at 208-237-2080 for more information on how we can help you overcome your hip discomfort. We look forward to assisting and supporting you on your path to wellness!

​The Best Way To Help Alleviate Hip Pain
​If you’re experiencing hip pain and you want a plan to help allevi
ate it – our team is here to help!You can get quick, natural pain relief so you don’t need to take pills on a regular basis.

You can also discover the root cause of your pain, which will mean that you can stop it once and for all, and avoid it coming back in future.

If you are looking for a drug-free solution to your back, knee, or neck and shoulder pain, or discuss your hip pain then we recommend arranging a Free Discovery Visit or Free Telephone Consultation to find out the best treatment options available to you!
If you you want answers to your pain, and feel that we can help you then contact our friendly team at 208-237-2080 and we can arrange a convenient time for you to visit.

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