Living with pain affects our daily activities, our work, our rest quality and our interactions with others. Finding relief for pain is fundamental for our life quality and our wellness. Hip pain is among the most common painful conditions that affect people of all ages, but especially the elderly and people who often do high impact exercise such as running and jumping.
There are many causes of hip pain, and in this article we will break down the ten most common causes, as well as how to prevent each one of them. This will be especially useful if you are among the high risk population; if you successfuly prevent hip pain, you will be able to do the things you love to do without the limitations of aching.
If you are currently experiencing hip pain, we suggest that you go see a doctor. The sooner you identify the cause, the better you can treat it and the quicker you will find relief.
All joints are point of connection between two or more bones; understandably, they support forces such as weight and the impact of movement. Joints that support your body, just as your knees or hips, are the ones that take the most impact, and therefore wear out before others. After many years, the constant pressure and movement can degradate the soft tissue that connects the bones together and provides cushioning so the bones don’t rub each other or hit each other after a sudden movement.
Osteoarthritis is a kind of arthrosis, or inflammation of the joints, that can affect many joints of your body but most of all support joints like your hips. It is caused by the wearing of connective tissue, causing pain, inflammation and bone spurs around the affected joint. You can prevent osteoarthritis if you keep an active life and exercise regularly, because you will strengthen your tissue; but try to avoid excessive high impact exercise like running or jumping.