Best Hip Pain Relief Exercises

Are you suffering from hip pain? Well you are not alone and lots of people do suffer from hip pain. It can be from a number of reasons and which might not come from the hip at all. So what are the causes of pain in the hip?

Sore feet and aching knee. Most of the time pain that is left untreated for a long time often transfers to other parts of the body. Just like in instances of a painful knee, when you feel one you will most likely change your walk to take pressure off the knee joint. When this happens your hips will be affected and in just a short time you will begin to feel its ill effects resulting to knee and hip pain. So always investigate the true cause of your hip pain before treating it.

Medical conditions. Conditions like bursitis, arthritis, muscle strain, snapping hip syndrome, tendonitis and hip fracture can cause pain and discomfort in the hip.

Causes of pain in the hip are so varied thus it is important that you consult your doctor regarding your symptoms. They will be able to identify the cause of the pain after a thorough physical examination and other testing too. The most common recommendation from your doctor is probably rest and some therapeutic therapy. Not to forget too some light hip exercises.

It is important that you follow what your doctor or physical therapist recommends  for hip exercise. There are exercises that can worsen your condition so make sure just to follow the right exercise program for you.

However here are some light hip exercises that are generally acceptable in relieving pain in the hip. Also this exercise is also good for individuals who are leading a sedentary lifestyle.

Hip extension. You need a chair in this exercise. Make sure to stand near a chair when you do this exercise to maintain your balance. While you are standing, lift one foot and swing your leg backward. Hold this position for two to three seconds and then return to your original position. Do this with the other leg and repeat it ten times on each foot.

Hip abduction. Stand straight and keep your feet, knees and hips facing forward. Lift one leg to the side keeping your knee straight. Slowly lower your leg back to its original position. Do with the other leg and repeat it up to ten times on each leg.

Wall Slide. Stand with your back against the wall and slowly slide down by bending your knees till your knees are bent at 45 degree angle or at an angle that you are comfortable with but not more than 45 degrees. Hold this position for five seconds and then slowly slide up the wall. Repeat it five times.

These are just several of the best hip pain relief exercise. Incorporate this with your daily routine and in no time you will surely find improvement with your hip pain. But if in case pain still persist then consult your doctor immediately.