Hip pain is a common condition that anyone can develop due to various reasons. Although hip pain can influence people regardless of their ages or overall health conditions, there’s no doubt that the elderly and those who regularly participate in physical activities have more chances to have hip pain. Here are some home remedies that can help you regardless of the cause. But remember to consult your doctor before trying.
RICE is commonly admitted for releasing hip pain. Here are the instructions as the name suggests.
Rest: Patients with hip pain are required to get enough rest and to avoid activities that may cause pain. This is to avoid unnecessary injuries.
Ice: Applying ice on where you’re feeling pain can help release the pain. Wrap a handful of ice in a thin towel, or simply use a bag of frozen vegetables, and apply it on where pain occurs. Apply ice pack 4 or 5 times one day for 15 to 20 minutes each time. It will reduce pain and inflammation.
Compression: This step can be combined with “Ice”. Wrapping some ice and compressing it on where you feel painful for 15 minutes can make you feel better.
Elevation: It’s not easy to elevate your hip like your knees, but you can still have a try. Elevating a painful joint can reduce the pain and inflammation.
Exercising and stretching can also help ease hip pain, but this is only possible when you are not experiencing severe pain.
After taking a walk on a slow pace for 5 minutes, cool down and stand with your right side facing a wall. Put your right hand against the wall (with the right elbow bending a little), lift your left leg and cross it over the right leg. Keep the gesture (with your right leg straight and left leg bending a little) and move your hip towards the wall. You’ll feel stretch on your right hip. Hold on for a few seconds before turning to the other side.
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