Take the four steps to Hip Pain Relief
Listen To Your Body
Most aches and pains settle quickly by themselves or with some modified activity over a couple of days, but it’s not a good idea to ignore severe pain or niggling pains that last for more than a few weeks. As a general rule, the longer the duration of pain before you start treatment, the longer the treatment process, so don͛t let things go unattended for long periods.
Learn About Your Body and Your Condition
Some symptoms or diagnoses seem scary, and fear of the unknown may add to the problem or prevent you from seeking appropriate care. Understanding a little about normal anatomy and the changes that occur with ageing and what a diagnosis means for the future can be very helpful. However, it is important that you seek high-quality information from trusted sources. There is much misinformation on the internet that may head you in the wrong direction.
Take Appropriate Action
If symptoms don’t settle quickly, take the next step and get some help. It can sometimes be overwhelming deciding where to turn. Health professionals with University level qualifications and an ongoing interest in studying the scientific evidence are best placed to provide the care you need. A Hip Pain Professional has a special interest and experience in managing problems that cause hip pain.
Engage Actively in Your Own Management
Getting help from a health professional doesn’t just mean getting someone to provide a passive quick-fix, such as an injection or manipulation. While passive treatments can help to provide some short-term relief, most problems and particularly those that you have had for a while will need your active participation to achieve the best result. Factors such as muscle weaknesses, irritating movement habits, poor workplace set up, lack of physical activity and high body weight may all contribute to your problem and will never be fixed with an injection, manipulation, massage, or a piece of strapping tape. Listen closely to your health professional and help them help you.
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Most Common Hip Pain Conditions
There are many different reasons why you may have developed hip pain. Here are some of the most common problems diagnosed by Health Professionals.
Understanding Medical Language
Some of the words used on this site may be unfamiliar to you. We have aimed to define as many anatomical and medical terms as possible throughout the text. If you come across a term you don’t understand, try using our medical glossary.
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