Hip pain treatment at home

There is no one-size-fits-all reason for hip pain. You might have arthritis, a muscle or tendon strain, tendonitis, or had a fracture, among other causes. Functional hips are essential for performing everyday tasks. If you suffer from hip pain, you know that sitting, walking or simply standing can be a challenge and an interruption to your lifestyle.  

If you have suffered from hip pain for a week or more, consult a medical professional. If you have minor hip pain that has not lasted for more than a week, you can try to treat it at home. To alleviate hip pain and improve your quality of life, follow these easy at-home pain management techniques.

Rest: Avoid activities that cause pain for 24 to 48 hours. Go for low-impact activities that will take pressure off your hip.

Ice: Icing the affected area will help reduce pain and inflammation.

Compression: Wrap a bandage around the pelvis to increase blood flow.

Elevation: Elevating the painful joint will reduce swelling and help relieve pain.

Physical therapy for hip pain

Unfortunately, ice and rest are not miracle cures for ongoing hip pain and soreness. When treating hip pain at home is not quite cutting it, think about talking to a physical therapist at Back in Motion Physical Therapy. Our therapists will listen to your symptoms, review your medical history and conduct a physical examination to create a personalized treatment plan.

At Back in Motion Physical Therapy, you will learn best practices for building strength and flexibility in the affected area and receive instructions for exercises and stretches to perform at home between appointments. Our staff has many years of experience to help make sure you get increased function and effective pain relief. We also offer extensive patient education programs to help you prevent reinjury.

Ready to learn how to alleviate your hip pain with physical therapy? Contact Back in Motion Physical Therapy today to schedule an initial appointment at any one of our five locations across southern Maine.

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