Hip Pain is very common and may not be a sign of arthritis or any medical condition. You can have Hip Pain from lying on a side for a prolonged period, hip overuse, muscle stiffness, sitting in an awkward position, sprains, or strains.
Hip Pain is the general term used for pain felt around the hip or in the hip joint. It isn't always felt in the hip itself but may instead be felt in the groin or thigh. Sometimes pain from the back can radiate to the Hip.
You might notice that your pain gets worse with activity, you have a reduced range of motion, and some people develop a limp from persistent hip pain. Depending on the condition that is causing your hip pain, you might feel discomfort in your thigh, inside of the Hip Joint, groin, outside of the Hip Joint, or buttocks.
There are several ways to relieve Hip Pains, most especially if you need an almost instant relief that you can do at home by yourself
- Hold a pack of Ice to the area for 15 minutes a few times a day
- Heat the area with a warm water bottle
- Involve in Physical activity that will concentrate on the hip area but do not overdo it.
Call your health care provider and get medical care right away if
- The hip pain came on suddenly.
- A fall or other injury triggered the hip pain.
- Your joint looks deformed or is bleeding.
- You heard a popping noise in the joint when you injured it.
- The pain is intense and doesn't go away
- You notice any swelling or redness around your hips
- You can't move your leg or hip.