Let’s make this nice and simple.
Hip Pain Symptoms—They’re pretty obvious.
First, ask yourself these three questions to make sure you know what you’re looking for:
- Is your pain in or near the red area shown in the picture?
- If not, then you might want read up on the human anatomy.
- Does the pain feel like it is caused by tissue or bone?
- Does the hip pain only happen at certain times or in certain positions?
Now, let’s break it down a bit further. Make a note if any of the following are true:
- You have sharp pains in your hips during quick muscle movements (i.e. jumping or changing direction).
- Your hip hurts while running, cycling, sitting, squatting, etc.
- There is pain in your hip when you move your knee in a circular motion.
- There is pain in your hip at some other time.
If any of the following are true, then guess what? You’ve got hip pain.
Causes of Hip Pain—There’s a reason for it.
Do you have a health problem?
Were you fighting crime with Batman last night?
Did you get hurt cleaning your bathroom?
The thing about hip pain is that there are many things that can cause it. It could be the result of health problems that have evolved over time or the result of one single event.
Here are the most common causes of hip pain:
- Overloading the muscle tissue during explosive movements
- Poor hip mobility or body mechanics
- Collisions: falling, car accident, trampled by a reindeer
- Normal wear and tear—it gets everyone at some point
Here are some more specific causes for hip pain to help you out.
It’s a real pain to pin-point it, I know. Luckily, we have a the answers.
Hip Pain Relief—Let’s fix you up.
Now it’s time to address your hip pain head-on.
Here’s a fact: Most people have problems with hip pain because of poor hip mobility, body mechanics, and/or muscle weakness.
All of these things are, for the most part, preventable which makes the fact that they happen so frequently kind of dumb.
Here is another fact that explains a lot:
- Most people are too lazy to make an effort to relieve their pain. They’d rather suffer through it until the day they die, than actually take action to fix it.
If you’ve read this far and didn’t just skip to this section of the page, I’ll give you some credit. You’ve done a whole lot more to fix your pain than most people would.
If you’re in your 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, or 100’s, don’t just tell yourself that “your body falls apart as you get older.”
While that may be true, the second you let that determine the rest of your life, the game is over for you. The same thing goes for anyone that’s younger.
I know two types of people in the 50+ crowd.
There are those who are strong and healthy and there are the ones who choose to hit up their favorite fast food restaurant 5 times a week, and guess what?
The strong and healthy ones are freaking awesome, and the others are typically a pain to deal with.
Anyway, this is the part where I tell you to pony-up and do something about your hip pain regardless of your age or physical abilities.
Your shining knight/beautiful princess isn’t going to bust down the doors of pain and save your hips. This one’s up to you.
So, jump off the ship of complacency and take action. Now.