Hip pain can occur in anyone regardless of age. That’s why it’s a good idea to learn how to deal with hip pain naturally should it ever happen to you.

The Common Causes of Hip Pain

When you experience pain in the inside area of your hip or in your groin, then that’s likely something related to your hip joint itself. There are a variety of conditions that can cause this type of pain and the first step to treating it is to figure out the cause.

The most common causes of hip pain can be traced back to strains, sprains, arthritis, osteoporosis, fractures, dislocations, and pinched nerves.

If you’re experiencing pain in your upper thigh, the outside of your hip, or on the outer edge of your buttocks, then it’s likely a condition not related to the hip joint itself but the soft tissues and muscles surrounding it. Getting to the chiropractor for a definitive diagnosis is the first step in the right direction.

How Chiropractic Can Help

The various causes of hip pain usually have one very important thing in common: inflammation. Inflammation in your hip joint can be treated with the help of a chiropractor. The hands-on chiropractic adjustments they perform help to reduce inflammation, improve hip joint mobility, and even help to relieve those painful muscle spasms.

What You Can Do at Home

A few common tips such as sleeping positions, stretching, and applying ice can help ease hip pain.

Some sleeping positions put a lot of stress and strain on the hips at night that can aggravate symptoms and make hip pain worse. If you sleep on your side you should use pillows to help take off some of the pressure and place it in between your knees.

When sleeping on your back, tuck a pillow under your knees. If you sleep on your stomach, find a way to switch to sleeping on your side or your back. This will prevent both your hips and neck from hurting.

Stretching such as the butterfly stretch and pigeon pose are great tools to have in your hip pain arsenal. Simply adding them to your daily routine can reduce tightness and help relieve any discomfort you’re experiencing.

Finally, you need to use ice. Ice is often helpful to finding natural relief during a particularly painful episode. You can apply an ice pack or a frozen bag of vegetables to your hip for up to 15 minutes each hour.

If you are experiencing hip pain, please call Augustine Chiropractic Wesley Chapel at 813-994-6008.

Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!