Hip Pain Relief:
Causes and treatment of your Pain in Hip.Looking for Hip Pain Relief?
Prior to looking at individual cases of hip pain I would like to point out that your pain in hip may of course be coming from the hip itself OR it may be actually be coming from your lower back and pelvis. 50% of the cases I see of hip pain have a lower back component.
Hip and lower back pain are a commonly associated as the lower back is complex and can refer pain to both the hip joint and leg.
Symptoms of hip pain range from pain over the hip alone to pain radiating down the thigh to the knee and sometimes as far as the ankle.
Now, let's have a look at different aspects of hip pain causes and treatments:
Hip pain occurs for many reasons, but in my own experience, there are four main underlying sources and causes of hip pain. When a client presents with hip pain - and following an initial diagnosis - it usually comes down to one of the following reasons:
Arthritis (the most common cause in my own experience).
Capsulitis (inflammation around the hip joint).
Lower back disorder referring onto the hip.
Now, let's have a look at each one in turn:
Ultimately, successful hip pain relief comes from a correct diagnosis and appropriate exercise management. So, where do you turn for hip pain relief? The answer lies in the correct diagnosis. The causes of hip pain are many - until you have found the underlying cause of your hip pain, long term resolution of your symptoms will not be found.
As with all injuries - once you have found the underlying cause of your hip pain the resolution is usually very simple. This type of pain can arise from the hip, the lower back or from more sinister organ diseases.
As you can appreciate, there is no point in treating your hip if the cause is the lower back. So do find a professional who will assess and advise you on the correct management approach for your hip pain.
Once the diagnosis has been made, and the source of the problem found, relief should in most cases be effective. I dont think of pain killers and anti-inflammatories when I think of relieving hip pain. I think of positioning, exercises, mobilisation therapy and strengthening. These are the things that lead to the long term solution of your hip pain.
You may require pain relief in the form of medication in the early stages of your pain, but my advice is that you seek pain relief in the long term through exercises and positioning. 80% of my hip pain patients respond well to exercises and manual therapy. Even those requiring hip replacements find relief from well-taught and supervised exercises.
After a major accident when I was 21 years of age and I damaged my hip to the point of no repair - according to my doctors - I have managed to achieve a full range of movement and minimal pain with exercises over the past 16 years. So, seek and you will find the correct exercises and relief for your hip pain without excess medication.
Ultimately, success in relieving your hip pain lies in the correct diagnosis and appropriate exercise management.
Please see the following for overviews and treatment approaches to many different types of Hip Pain:
Hip and lower back pain are a common combination of pain associated with disorders I see on a daily basis. The lower back is complex and can refer pain to the hip joint and leg.
Read more on Lower Back and Hip Pain.
Hip and leg pain are also seen quite frequently in my clients. This can be due to nerve referral from the back or as a result of poor biomechanics, and flat feet.
Read more on Hip and Leg Pain.
Chronic Hip Pain is simply defined as a pain in the hip area that has been present for 6 weeks or more. There are many possible causes.
Read more on Chronic Hip Pain.
Lateral hip pain can be very confusing for people as it can be associated with hip movement, leg movement or back movement. It has, in my experience, one of three main sources.
Read more on Lateral Hip Pain.
Hip bursitis involves a bursa in the hip region. The most common location for hip bursitis is over the outside of your upper thigh. It is also one of the most painful bursitis presentations that I see in my physiotherapy clinic.
Read more about Hip Bursitis.
Arthritis is the most common cause of hip pain that I see on a daily basis. Once a diagnosis has been made at an early stage most clients do very well. Usually a full resolution of pain and stiffness can be reached and maintained by simple exercises.
Read more on Arthritis and Hip Pain.
As with all pain, identifying the cause and eliminating it is the key to a quick resolution of your hip pain at night. If your own assessment fails you, look for advice from a physiotherapist.
Read more on Hip Pain at Night.
Effective Hip Surgery Recovery requires that a number of factors such as: The type of hip surgery undertaken; The condition of your hip before surgery; Physical exercises carried both before and after surgery; Your age; Your general health and; Your attitude are considered. All contribute to a successful, and lasting Recovery.
Read more about Hip Surgery Recovery.
The most common type of hip flexor injury that I see happens as a result of them being too tight. When your hip flexors become too tight they can pull your pelvis forward into an anteriorly tilted position. This, in turn, places excess pressure on your lower back often resulting in lower back pain.
Read more about Hip Flexor Injury.
It is very important to exercise your hips! Hips are one of the most common joints in the body to become stiff as we get older. If your hips stiffen over time it can be a cause of osteoarthritis and an eventual hip replacement may be required.
Read more about Hip Exercises.
There are many different shapes and sizes of tendons in your body. Around your hip area there are many tendons. When these tendons in your hip are working well they glide perfectly as their related muscle contracts. When a tendon is inflamed the action of their contracting muscle pulling on them irritates them further and more inflammation and pain results.
Read more about Hip Tendonitis.
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