Hip Pain

18 Tips to Live Without Hip Pain

Hip Pain

When you have Hip Pain, it is very tempting to think that the Pain or Injury is minor and will simply go away in a few days with rest and Pain Medications. Frustratingly enough, that is never the case. Understand that you are not alone.

The staff of Med Center Aquatic Therapy, believe you deserve better! We have the Knowledge, Experience, Technology, and Compassion to get you back to the quality Life you deserve!

Symptoms of Hip Pain Are:

  • Muscle Pain
  • Pain that radiates down the leg
  • Pain that gets worse when sitting or standing too long
  • Pain that gets better when reclining

There’s a great saying that goes, “Small hinges swing big doors”, and it’s often the simplest advice that wins in the end. The truth is, without knowing your Hip Pain or your history intimately, we cannot tell you which of these will work best for you. During our time as Physical Therapists, we’ve been able to narrow down what really does and doesn’t work when it comes to easing Hip Pain. The principles you are about to read include this knowledge.

Here Are Some Things You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Pain

  • #1. Avoid Sitting for More Than 20 Minutes at a Time
    You and I were not designed to sit. It goes against every basic, fundamental rule of the human being design. When you sit, there is approximately 10 times more pressure pushing down on your spine than when you stand tall. Most of us slouch or flop when we do sit, meaning that the muscles in your spine (which includes your ‘core’ muscle group) that are designed to protect you, just don’t work.
  • #2. Avoid Prolonged Standing
    Standing still in one position for long periods may cause substantial stress and adverse loading through the Hip joints. Sitting on a chair or stool to unload the hips regularly, going for short walks, “marching on the spot,” or slowly bending your knee up towards the chest while sitting are some ways to correct prolonged standing. Cushioning mats can be helpful as well. The key is to move frequently to lubricate the hip joint before pain sets in.
  • #3. Be Selective of Where You Walk
    Being mindful of where you walk will benefit you over time. Walking on hard, uneven, bumpy surfaces can not only be dangerous, but will cause Pain and Injuries to your hips. If you suffer from Hip Pain, try walking on flat surfaces more often. A walk in the mall will be your best viable option when it comes to walking on flat surfaces. Watch out for sidewalks, uneven surfaces, drops in elevation; these are all harmful to your hips. 


Understand that you deserve the best quality of Life at 
Med Center Aquatic Therapy we can help give you your life back!

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