Try to exercise as much as you can during the day, especially first thing in the morning. This will get your blood flowing and your muscles and joints moving around for the day. The exercises you complete don’t need to be detailed, but they should focus on our hip area and your legs so that the proper movement aids in relieving pain for the rest of the day. Routine exercise also makes it easier to perform other movements during the day, which can further help in keeping your hips flexible. Stretching is a good way to manage hip pain with tips from our Bradenton doctor about the best ways to stretch so that you don’t exert the joints and muscles.
Inflammation can be soothed by putting an ice pack on your hip. Try to ice the area about four times a day as needed for pain. Avoid using heat as this can expand the blood vessels in your hip and make the area more painful than before. When you use ice on your hip, wrap the pack in a cloth so that the cold isn’t directly on your skin. Hip pain can often be soothed through hot or cold therapy.
Try to strengthen your inner thighs as much as possible. You can use an exercise ball or a pillow between your knees, pressing your knees together to strengthen all areas of your legs. Don’t try to do a lot of repetitions at once as you need to let your body become acclimated to this kind of movement. You should also try to stretch your outer thighs as well. This will help give your hips the support that they need, which can decrease the pain that you experience. If you don’t want to exercise in a gym or have too much pain to exercise in a gym or at home, then consider exercising in a pool. The water won’t put as much stress on your hips or other areas of your body, making it an activity that’s easy for most people to enjoy.
If you have pain in your hip that you can’t seem to get under control, visit Synergy Medical in Bradenton to learn about ways that we can help in managing it so that you’re comfortable during the day. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!