Staying Active With Hip Pain

July 26, 2023

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Hip pain can affect your quality of life, preventing you from participating in physical activities or outdoor recreation.

Pain in the hip joint can be caused by overuse or other conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, broken bones, and cartilage wear and tear.

The good news is there are a few simple yet effective ways to treat hip pain without injections, medication, or surgery.

Exercising regularly can help to strengthen the muscles that support your hips and reduce pain. This includes stretching exercises such as yoga and pilates as well as strengthening moves like squats and lunges.

Resting for a few days is also important, so if you’re feeling any pain in your hips make sure to take a break from physical activities and rest your body.

In addition to exercises, applying ice or heat to the hip can help reduce inflammation and pain. Switching between cold and hot packs can be especially beneficial in reducing swelling.

Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen can also provide relief from pain and inflammation. Be sure to talk to your doctor before starting any new treatment.

If the pain persists and is severe, it’s important to seek medical attention.

Your doctor may recommend injections or physical therapy to reduce the painful symptoms and improve your mobility. Surgery may also be required in some cases if other treatments are unsuccessful.

Sometimes maintaining a healthy weight can also help relieve hip pain. Being overweight stresses your hips, so losing even a few pounds can help lessen the strain on your joints. Eating nutritious foods and engaging in regular physical activities can also reduce pain and improve overall health.

It’s important to take care of your body and address any hip pain as soon as possible.

With proper treatment and self-care, you can enjoy an active lifestyle without pain or discomfort. Seeking medical help if the pain is severe or persists can also ensure a speedy recovery.

By following these simple steps, you can be back to living and moving with ease in no time. So don’t let hip pain keep you from getting out there and being active – take the necessary steps to reduce your symptoms and get back to enjoying life!

Staying Active With Back Pain

Staying active with hip pain is possible, and can even be beneficial depending on the individual’s activity level.

Mild to moderate hip pain while exercising should not cause too much of a disruption in an otherwise healthy lifestyle. The key is to find activities that are low impact and easy on the hips, such as swimming or biking.

These activities will help keep your hips strong and flexible while helping to alleviate the hip pain you may already be experiencing.

When participating in outdoor activities, it is important to ensure that your hips are properly supported. Wearing a supportive brace or wrap can help reduce hip pain and strain on the joint.

Additionally, stretching before and after any physical activity can help improve flexibility and reduce the potential for injury.

If hip pain does become too much to bear, it is important to take a break from the activity and give your hips time to rest.

Taking ibuprofen or other over-the-counter pain reliever before and after physical activity can also help reduce discomfort.

Additionally, doing light exercises such as leg lifts or squats can help strengthen the muscles surrounding the hips and reduce hip pain.

Finally, it is important to remember that everyone’s body is different. It is a good idea to talk to your doctor before beginning any new physical activity regimen to ensure that you are healthy enough for the activity.

Your doctor can also provide advice on how best to manage hip pain while still staying active. With the right precautions and strategies, you can continue to enjoy the outdoor activities that you love without having to worry about your hip pain.

How Physical Therapy Can Help With Hip Pain

Physical therapy is an effective treatment for hip pain and can provide long-lasting relief without having to resort to more extreme measures such as surgery, injections, or medications.

Physical therapists are experts in movement and musculoskeletal conditions and can help assess the cause of your hip pain and develop a personalized plan to reduce your symptoms.

Treatments may include stretching, strengthening exercises, manual therapy techniques such as massage or joint mobilization, and modalities such as heat, cold, or electrical stimulation.

Our goal is to help you remain active and reduce your pain levels so that you can return to your everyday activities without the need for more aggressive treatments.

Physical therapists also have expertise in providing education on lifestyle modifications that can reduce hip pain. This includes teaching proper body mechanics for activities such as walking, sitting, and sleeping to reduce strain on the hips.

We may also provide instruction on how to use assistive devices such as canes or walkers, which can help alleviate pain and discomfort.

We are committed to helping you stay active and live a fulfilling life despite your hip pain. We understand that everyone is different and has unique needs, so we tailor our treatments to each individual patient.

We use evidence-based practices and non-invasive interventions to help you achieve your goals and reduce the need for more extreme treatments.

From proper exercise techniques to lifestyle modifications, physical therapists are trained in a wide variety of natural treatments that can provide relief from hip pain without surgery, injections, or medications.

Our goal is to help you stay active and reduce your pain levels so that you can return to the activities you enjoy without the need for more aggressive treatments.

We focus on providing comprehensive care to ensure long-lasting relief from your hip pain.

Have you been dealing with hip pain this summer? 

Are you dealing with hip pain that is keeping you from enjoying the outdoors this summer? 

Empower PT & Pilates offers a Hip Pain Assessment, which is a great way to get the conversation started on the next steps in your treatment if you are experiencing pain.

We want to help, so contact our Arvada location today to schedule a time to come see us.  Contact our team or schedule a Hip Pain Assessment so we can begin looking at different treatment plans for the pain you are experiencing.

All you need to do is tell us a bit about what’s going on through this quick form and we will have a conversation about how we may be able to help.

You can also give us a call at (720) 722-0685. 

See you soon,

Dr. Casey

Other Free Resources…

Read our blog – 5 Exercises That Will Help With Hip Pain

Read our blog – 6 Pilates Exercises That Will Help With Back Pain

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