Get Relief from Hip Pain

shutterstock_19723270Just last month, New England Patriot’s Chandler Jones received a bad injury to the hip during a rough game — too bad that he was advised to be out for one whole month, as reported by the Boston Globe. A serious hip injury such as that of Jones does not only produce a great deal of damage, but also some serious pain. The bad news is that it does not only happen to athletes, but also to those who are not as physically active.

Accidents and injuries are indeed inevitable, which is why it is best to take care of oneself at all costs. But when worse comes to worst, alleviating pain in the hips can be a great initial aid as well.

Pain Due to Strain

The hips can experience pain once in a while because of straining in the tendons or muscles. People with osteoarthritis or tendinitis also have a great chance of feeling some discomfort in the hip area. To alleviate this, you may take over-the-counter pain relief medications like Tylenol or NSAIDs.

Meanwhile, those with rheumatoid arthritis can alleviate hip pain with prescription anti-inflammatory drugs like corticosteroids. Anti-rheumatic drugs can also modify this condition. Samples of these drugs include sulfasalazine and methotrexate.

Home Relief and Exercise

Applying ice to the area is also effective in relieving pain. It may be done for 15 minutes several times a day. Allow the affected joint to rest until it feels better. It is also best for people with arthritis to do hip joint, low-impact exercises to reduce the occurrence of pain. Even stretching will do.

Not being an athlete does not mean that you are exempted from experiencing hip pain. Take some caution in everything you do. For more information on hip injuries and treatment, call us today at +97143856009 for our Dubai office or +1 877 994 3500 for our Maryland office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Murrell.