Hip Pain Treatment

Hip pain is one of the most common problems that everyone faces never or ever in life. The pain can be felt in or around the hip joint. Sometimes, it may feel in the groin or thigh instead of the hip itself. The hip is a joint of the ball and socket that attaches the leg to the torso of the body. Ball-and-socket joints help the movement of different of all different types of joints in the body. The hip joint is made with a covering of muscles secured to the bones by strong cords called tendons. These muscles and tendons support the movement of the legs and upper body.

Causes for hip pain?

There may be the following cause for hip pain:

Tendons Inflammation due to over-exercise

If you are an exercise freak and do too many workouts, you may face hip pain. Over exercise results in tendon inflammation that cause acute hip pain. It is very common and usually heals within a few days.

Swelling and tenderness (Arthritis)

Arthritis is the most common cause of hip pain. It results in pain, stiff and tender joints, and difficulty walking. There are the following types of arthritis:

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) due to age-related wearing
  • Joint trauma due to fracture
  • Infectious arthritis due to infection in joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) due to body immune system imbalance

Hip fractures

Hip fractures occur in adults with week bones due to age or other factors. They happen very suddenly and usually require surgery to be corrected and after that physical therapy.

Home remedies for hip pain relief

1. Take rest: Stop doing anything that needs to bend your hip and put unwanted pressure on your hip. Also, avoid sleeping on the side of your hip that is painful.
2. Take pain-relieving medications: Taking painkillers like acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help reduce inflammation that results in hip pain relief.
3. Heat and cold therapy: Wrap an ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables in a towel to ice your hip. A warm bath or shower may also help reduce your pain.
4. Stretching: Do some stretching exercises that will help you reduce your hip pain.

When go for the treatment

If home remedies won’t work to relieve your back pain. Consult with a hip pain specialist near you and they will identify the reasons for the pain and provide you the suitable treatment.

Author's Bio: 

Nick Scotto is a physical therapist at River City Physical Therapy. Help people of Jacksonville overcome their pain and stay active.