Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.
Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.
Most hip pain can be controlled with self-care at home including the use of ActiPatch®. Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back or your knees. This type of pain is called referred pain.
Common Hip Pain Ailments:
So how do I find the source of hip pain?
The hip is a relatively large area of tissue. Therefore, it is important to know where the source of the pain is for the ActiPatch® to work effectively. What makes the ActiPatch® so effective is that it targets the source of the pain and reduces pain much more effectively than commonly used pain pills and heating pads and actually speeds the healing process. We would recommend consulting your doctor or physician to help you locate the source of the pain.
How long should I use the ActiPatch® for hip pain?
The ActiPatch® should be placed directly over the source of pain and used for at least 8 hours per day, but it’s recommended to wear continuously or 24 hours as long as there is pain, discomfort and swelling. The ActiPatch® is sensation and odor free and you will not feel the low level energy that is gently pulsed into the cells to restore damaged tissue.
Hip Pain Prevention and Tips
- Avoid activities that raise one of your hips above the other for extended periods of time, like running on an uneven surface. Running on a treadmill can keep your hips level.
- Warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Stretch your hips, lower back, and thighs.
- Avoid falls.
- Wear hip pads for contact sports like football and hockey. For those at high risk for a hip fracture, pads with a streamline design can be worn in undergarments.
- Learn how to prevent osteoporosis.
For hip pain related to overuse or physical activity:
- Always warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Stretch your quadriceps and hamstrings.
- Avoid running straight down hills -- walk down instead.
- Bicycle or swim instead of running.
- Reduce the amount of exercise you do.
- Run on a smooth, soft surface, such as a track, instead of on cement.
- Lose weight if you are overweight. Ask your health care provider for help.
- If you have flat feet, try special shoe inserts and arch supports (orthotics).
- Make sure your running shoes are made well, fit well, and have good cushioning.