Hip Pain Causes: Figure out what’s causing your pain
Let’s jump straight into this. Here are the main hip pain causes:
It’s exactly what it sounds like. Too much stress is placed on your hip muscles causing them to overstretch.
This leads to tearing in the muscle tissue. It’s frequently caused by sprinting, jumping, sneezing, and lifting things incorrectly.
Hip injuries caused by overloading:
- Hip Flexor Pain—front of hip
- IT Band Pain—side of hip
Wear and Tear
It gets to all of us at some point, but it can be combated quite effectively.
Cartilage deteriorates, muscles tear, and bones crack.
The problems associated with normal wear and tear are made worse by muscle weakness, obesity, and poor body mechanics. Wear and tear are caused by life in general, as well as, repetitive motion exercises and poor body mechanics.
Hip injuries caused by wear & tear:
- Stress fractures
These include joint restrictions, soft tissue restrictions, tight muscles, and problems with your range of motion. Basically, your mobility is how well your body is able to move around.
The best way to keep your body functioning problem-free is to by performing regular maintenance on the individual parts.
Obesity sucks. I have close friends and relatives who are overweight and I hate watching their lives be affected by it.
Carrying around extra body fat increases wear and tear on your body.
It can also cause significant mobility issues if it limits a person’s ability to do things.
If you have a machine that doesn’t move for year or two it usually has problems, your body isn’t any different.
Obesity isn’t usually the primary cause of hip pain.
Instead, it just accelerates the wear & tear which actually cause the hip pain.
When was the last time you picked up something heavy?
If your body is too weak to maintain healthy positions, it will assume positions where excessive stress is placed on your muscle tissue, ligaments, and joints.
If you have hip pain running, your body is probably trying to compensate for muscle imbalances or weakness.
Muscular issues frequently cause poor running mechanics which lead to hip pain, shin splints, knee pain, and other types of pain.
The bottom line:
Everyone needs to consistently do some form of strength training, regardless of your age or gender.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to be lifting giant boulders, but you should at least be able to move something that is your own body weight.
The awesome thing about getting stronger is that it just takes one decision. You just have to decide to pick up something heavy and do it correctly.
Poor Body Mechanics
Think about the way you move your body.
- How do you pick up heavy things?
- How are you sitting right now while reading this?
- How do you run?
Poor body mechanics cause hip pain. The good thing is that they’re pretty easy to fix.
Now that you’ve evaluated these hip pain causes, you just need to know what to do.
Then consciously and consistently do it.