One of the largest joints in the body is the hip. People who experience hip problems are often plagued by joint pain and suffer from the inability to exercise, participate in some daily activities, and are limited in their ability to remain mobile. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way.
There are a few habits you can try implementing into your daily routine to prevent and treat hip pain.
Do simple exercise and stretches: Start your day with a bridge exercise – lie on your back with your legs bent and your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. Press down through your ankles and raise your buttocks off the floor while you tighten your abdominal muscles. Be sure not to arch your back. Hold this position for three seconds, then repeat 10 times.
Ice your hip: Apply a cold ice pack to your affected hip for up to 20 minutes, three to four times per day.
Workout in Water: Swimming and water aerobics are great low-impact exercises for your hips that help strengthen your muscles without putting too much pressure on your hips.
Avoid high-impact exercise: While it may be tempting, running and jumping can do damage to your hips if you’re already experiencing pain. Start out walking as a form of cardio exercise and slowly work your way up to a more rapid walking pace or jog.
Try Absorbine Jr.: Our Pain Relieving Liquid provides rapid relief for sore hip joints. Our Ultra Strength Pain Patch work best for larger areas. Try cutting it in half if you’re experiencing pain on both hips.
Eat Healthy: Eating a healthy diet and taking supplements can aid you in maintaining hip and overall joint health as well. Diets rich in glucosamine, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D are recommended. Studies have shown that approximately 75 percent of people who suffer from hip injuries are actually vitamin D deficient.