Introduction to left hip pain
There are many reasons for which a person can fell pain in is or her left hip area.
If the pain is chronic or if the pain is coming from a recent injury, it is best in both cases to consult a doctor regarding the proper treatment.
It is important to not ignore hip pain in any case, especially, if it is persistent.
Causes and remedies
There is a possibility that the hip pain is being caused by a pinched nerve. When a nerve is pinched in the lower back, it can affect the hip area as well. The pain will usually begin in the back, but then travel to the buttocks and eventually to the left hip as well.
When a sciatica nerve is being pinched, this usually means that the problem relates to a herniated disc in the spine.
The best thing to do in such a case is to take some anti-inflammatory medicine and rest as well.
A doctor should be visited as well in order to see what can be done in order to take care of the herniated disc that is causing the problem.
Some people often experience hip pain from sitting. This usually results from sitting in chairs that do not suit the contours of their bodies.
Hip pain can also occur in people who always carry their wallets in their back pockets. The discomfort caused by the wallet can lead to chronic pain in the hip area.
The best thing to do in this case is to, of course, take your wallet out of your jeans, try not to sit in the same position for too long, get up often and stretch, and focus on having good posture while sitting.
Hip bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa located around the hip.
A bursa is a small sac that contains fluid and helps to make sure that there is as little friction between the bones when moving as possible. It also protects the tissues and muscles as well.
When the bursa in the hip area is inflamed, the person can experience pain. Thankfully there are bursitis hip exercises that can be done to relieve the pain.
Hip fractures can also lead to pain. A hip fracture relates to the fracture of one or more of the bones that make up the hip. It occurs very often to the elderly, whose bones are more fragile than the bones of young people.
When the hip is fractured, not only will there be pain, but movement will be restricted as well.
Elderly people who have experienced a hip fracture because of poor bone density often need to have hip replacement surgery.