If you are over 50 then you probably already know that a hip injury is something you seriously want to avoid. Injury to the hip does not only cause severe pain in the hip but it is also normally extremely difficult to treat. Below we shall discuss the most common causes for hip pain & learn about a natural alternative treatment that uses no drugs or steroids to relive the swelling, inflammation and pain associated with hip inflammation..
Is hip pain affecting your sleep…. your work… your leisure or your life in general?
One of the hardest things that you will already understand if you are suffering with hip pain is that it has the ability to dramatically affect your overall physical and mental health due to lack of sleep and reduced mobility that it can cause.
Before your hip pain did you enjoy a more active lifestyle and did you have a more positive outlook on the future?
Not only can hip pain affect your sleep and mobility, but it may even cause you depression, a sense of limitation and a loss of your independence.
Are you frustrated with all the different diagnoses and treatments with no prevail?
Pain in the hip is often very difficult to properly diagnose without proper examinations and scans. This often leads to several misdiagnoses before the actual true cause of the hip pain is identified.
Proper diagnosis together with maintaining good posture and using ergonomic equipment is essential when developing your hip pain management plan. The sooner you address this the better your chances of becoming free from hip pain will be.
Pain in the hip may be classified as either ‘sudden and acute’ or ‘slow and chronic’. If you are able to identify which of these two categories your hip pain falls into then this could be very beneficial in identifying the type of injury as well as eliminating the cause. This can then dramatically increase your chance and speed of recovery. Below we have included a list of the most
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Common Causes of Hip Pain.
The main causes of hip pain include wear & tear, bursitis, muscle strain, and nerve irritation.
1. Hip Bursitis:
There a several small fluid filled sacs within the hip that act as cushions between the bones and overlying tissues helping to reduce friction. If any of these become inflamed it results in the condition called hip bursitis. There two common types of hip bursitis; Trochanteric Bursitis and Ischial Bursitis. These are named according to the different region of the hip that they are located. For further information and to discover how the OSMO Patch can help relieve swelling and the associated pain due to medically diagnosed hip bursitis simply click on the link below.
2. Muscle strain:
There are 3 major muscle groups which are involved in moving the hip. Overuse and irritation of any of these muscles within the 3 groups can lead to muscle strain.
3. Nerve irritation:
Any pinching or rubbing on the major nerves which control the lower legs can result in pain through the hip and/or down the leg. Sciatic nerve injury is a frequent cause of pain along the outer thigh and down the back of the leg (sciatica)
4. Wear & Tear:
Age related changes such as wear and tear in the hip will often result in the formation of hip bursitis. For further information and to discover how the OSMO Patch can help relieve swelling and the associated pain due to medically diagnosed wear & tear injuries such as hip bursitis simply click on the link below.
5. Fractures or broken bones in the hip:
If you feel that you may have a fracture or break in the hip please consult your health care professional as this type of hip pain or injury needs to be treated directly by a medical professional as soon as possible.