Introduction to hip pain
There are the several different factors that can end up leading to pain in the hip.
Hip pain is a common problem these days, and it usually affects the joints and other structures that surround the hip.
The symptoms usually include not being able to walk comfortably, deformities around the hip joints, not being able to bend the hip and swelling in the hip joints.
Some of the main causes of hip pain include infection, stress fractures, arthritis, trochanteric bursitis, tenosynovitis, groin pulls, hamstring strains, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, snapping hip syndrome, or hip fractures and dislocations.
Most of these medical conditions are most commonly seen in old people and athletes.
Children can experience hip pain as well, but in this case, the pain and problems will usually be caused by dysplasia, toxic synovitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and Perthes disease, which is usually an early sign that a person will be experiencing arthritis later on in their lives.
Of course, the treatment for the hip pain will always depend on the problems that are being encountered.
The doctor will usually try to recommend the least invasive treatment, such as physical therapy, in order to stop the pain and to heal the condition that is causing the pain. Surgery is always used as a last resort when nothing else can help to get rid of the pain and heal the problem.
First and foremost, it is very important to rest for long periods of time. It is important not to move the hip join too much, which will help to make the swelling go down and decrease the irritation of the joint.
If you must move around, make sure to take 30 minutes brakes during the day whenever possible to rest the hip in order to protect the joints from overuse.
It is important to avoid all high impact activities such as running, jogging and step aerobics. They will not help, but only cause further potential damage to the hip joints and cause the pain to increase.
It is also a good idea to ice down the hip joint. Cool sponge baths, ice packs and other cold compresses can be used to heal the pain and take care of the swelling of the joints. Ice help by making the blood flow improve.
There are also good stretching exercises that can be done to improve the health of the hip. Yoga is also excellent for the hips and it will also lead to better overall health if practices regularly.