Hip pain can occur to the outside or inside of the hip. It may also be felt in the buttocks. Occasionally, the cause may stem from the low back – which is called ‘referred’ or ‘radiating’ pain.
Overall, your hip pain could be due to numerous factors. As we age, the hip joint becomes worn down. Thus, it’s common for osteoarthritis to occur at this joint. This means the cartilage that normally protects the end of the bones has been damaged over time. In older adults, this is often the cause of hip pain. Injury to the hip may also cause pain, such as bursitis, a dislocated hip, tendonitis, strains, or sprains. If you are experiencing another type of bone pain, check out our article here.
What can you do to relieve your hip pain?
The best thing you can do is get a proper diagnosis from a medical doctor or manual therapist. They can help you decide on the proper course of treatment.
Treatment frequently involves massage therapy to help encourage recovery. Massage can help increase blood flow to the area and relax tight muscles around the joint. Book your massage appointment today, and click the book now button below!