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Help yourself overcoming hip pain

The Hip structure

The hip joint is the one of the largest joint of the body and serve in movement as the thigh motions ahead and backwards. The hip joint also rotates while sitting and with changes of direction when walking. There are several muscles and tendons that slide around the hip joint. Tiny fluid- filled sacs called bursae, provide sliding surfaces for the muscles and the tendons surounding the hip joint. Major arteries and veins pass through the front of the hip joint. The largest nerve of the body sciatica also spreads behind the hip joint

What are the causes and risk factors for hip pain?

There are a several causes of the hip pain, in some cases hip pain is short lived, while in other cases hip pain can be persistent and chronic. Some general causes of the hip pain include;

Bursitis

Inflammatory and non inflammatory arthritis

  • Fracture
  • Sprain
  • Septic arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Gaucher’s disease
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasm
  • IT band syndrome
  • Hematoma

Symptoms

The common symptoms of the hip pain depend on the cause. Symptoms may include;

  • Limping,
  • Joint pain,
  • Groin pain,
  • Loss of motion of the hip,
  • Warmth,
  • Swelling over the hip,
  • Tenderness of the hip,
  • Difficulty sleeping on the hip.

The symptoms may alter in severity depending on the real cause in some cases hip pain might be the cause of any disability

What are treatments and medications for hip pain?

The hip pain treatment may be subject to the accurate cause of pain. The hip pain treatment can include

  • Adequate rest
  • Avoidance in lifting heavy weight
  • Treating with ice and heat
  • Anti inflammatory medications

Sometimes steroid injections are also used to reduce inflammation

 

  • Infections can be treated with antibiotics
  • Fractures might need surgical repairs, and total joint replacement therapies

 Alternatives to surgery

Other alternatives to address minor fractures and hip joint deformities due to arthritis causing severe hip pain can be well treated with stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. The stem cell and PRP therapy are a purely natural procedure that shows promising results in hip pain treatment with least side effects

 Is it possible to prevent hip pain?

Hip pain can be prevented by avoiding injury to the hip joint. This includes sports injury. Sometimes proper training prior to a sports event can prevent injury.

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6 Easy Ways To Avoid Hip Pain

There is an increasing number of people both males and females of all age groups who are being inactive in their daily routine. A great time in a day is spent sitting with meager body movement when we drive our car, work at our office desk, or watch TV in our sofa at home. This decreasing body movement and increasing idle sitting result in various body ailments, including hip pain. Lifestyle must be improved for personal health care. However, seeing your doctor is fundamental if you experience any sort of illness. Adopt following remedies along with your hip pain treatment:

1.     Begin Your Day with Exercise

Doing daily exercise is the best way to tackle various health issues, prevent numerous medical conditions, and stay fit. A morning jogging is great for your healthy hips.

2.     Icing

If your hip pain is occurred because of an inflammation due to bursitis or arthritis, icing the inflamed joints or muscles area will reduce the inflammation and help you relieve the pain.

3.     Use Heat for Arthritis

Achieve a soothing feeling by warming up your arthritic hip joint with a hot bath or shower. However, avoid using heat if the cause of your hip pain is bursitis since heating may worsen the inflammation.

4.     Improve Your Inner Thigh Strength

Since inner thighs help support your hips, therefore do some physical exercises to strengthen your inner thighs.

5.     Do some stretching

It could be tightness in your hip muscles causing the pain. Therefore, stretching your body is an effective hip pain treatment. It would not only relieve the pain, but also prevent joint problems.

6.     Enjoy Swimming

Water aerobics and swimming are amazing exercises that allow you to strengthen your hip and joint muscles. Therefore, work out in water is a great hip pain treatment.

 

Conclusion

The lifestyle that we are living today is the leading contributor to hip pain. Therefore, improve your lifestyle and adopt some healthy habits such as doing daily jogging, workout to improve your thigh strength, swimming and stretching to strengthen hip muscles, using ice to reduce inflammation, and heat to fight back arthritic pain. However, see your doctor as soon as possible to avoid any sort of chronic medical consequences. In case you or any of your loved one is suffering from any sort of body pain, get an expert advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212. He is a certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing hip pain treatment for the past several years with remarkable results.

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Fed Up of Hip Pain – Here Is How To Treat It

It is common thought that as you grow old, you are destined to experience multiple ills and pains. However, studies show that pain in hips is not a product of aging – it is cause of an injury or disease. These injuries are usually caused because of fall, slip, improper posture, excess weight lifting, etc. Today pain in different parts of body is a very common complaint. Being careless in the beginning of the hip pain many patients forced to through hip replacement surgeries. Following a famous proverb, “Precaution is always better than cure.” here I have brought you some simple and easy tips to prevent or alleviate hip pain as follows:

 

  • Avoid carrying excess weight beyond your ability to carry. It would be great if you use a trolley for shopping.
  • Sitting or sleeping in any improper posture would produce strain on your hips. Always choose a proper and comfortable posture.
  • Patients of hip pain must always avoid activities that would give pressure on its hip bones and muscles, and make one side of the pelvis bone higher than the other. Because it could worsen their hips, e.g. running down hills, hiking, etc. in only one direction round a track or hiking. Keep your hips level.
  • Get physical therapy from an expert physician and do exercise only under his/her supervision in case you are already experiencing pain in your hips.
  • Always warm yourself up before doing any activities. Stretching exercises are best to make your hips flexible and thereby mitigate pain in that area.
  • Improve your lifestyle. Since these are unhealthy habits that are the root cause of pain in different parts of body including hip pain. Take medications prescribed by your doctor and do exercises as recommended by your physician.
  • A person should immediately get medical advice in the following cases:
    • he/she has had a fall or got his/her hip injured, fractured, or strained
    • Pain is getting worse
    • There is inflammation at areas of hips joints, buttocks, and thighs
    • Experiencing difficulty in day to day activities, e.g. sitting, walking, going up and down stairs or leaning forward when sitting

 

If you and your loved one is suffering from hip pain and has been experiencing persistent pain despite taking regular medication, the patient should get expert advice. Contact us at (815) 464-7212 to get specialized consultation from Dr. Zaki Anwar.

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