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Pain in the hips and groin

Are you troubled by stiffness and decreased motion in your hip? Do you feel a dull pain at rest and discomfort while walking? Does your pain become sharp and stabbing when putting your hip in certain positions? Does the pain seem to come from your groin?

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, now is the time to take action. While your symptoms may seem tolerable at present, they can lead to complications, if you ignore your hip pain. Over time, you may find it increasingly difficult to do your daily activities, work, and exercise to stay in shape.

There are many common diseases and disorders of the hip that can cause hip and groin pain. Many of these conditions can benefit from physical therapy exercises. Doing rehab exercises regularly will not only relieve your hip and groin pain but make your hips stronger and more flexible in the long run.

In this informative guide, we explore some common and some less-common causes of hip and groin pain. We also discuss some of the accompanying symptoms of hip-groin pain and how doctors diagnose it. Last but not least, we will share some effective stretching and strengthening exercises to speed up your recovery and prevent hip problems in the future.

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Other treatments for hip and groin pain

  • A short period of reduced activity or complete rest can allow the hip to heal.
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen can temporarily improve hip and groin pain symptoms.
  • Application of ice packs or heat to an injured hip can reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation.

Exercise: The key to healthy, happy hips

Pain in the hip and groin can make it difficult to do everyday tasks, stay active, and perform well at work. But you don’t have to live with hip-groin pain. Safe and regular exercise can help you build strength, flexibility, stability, and balance to prevent hip and groin pain well into your old age.

The Injurymap app shows you how to do a range of stretching and strengthening exercises for your hips. The app is intuitively designed to start slowly and gradually build up to more demanding exercises. Regular use of the Injurymap app will relieve your hip pain and prevent it from occurring in the future.

Prevention of hip and groin pain

  • Maintain healthy body weight.
  • Move your hip joint with gentle stretches and low-impact exercises.
  • Make your hip joint strong and flexible with strengthening exercises.
  • Warm up and stretch before exercising.
  • Don’t ignore minor hip pain. Treat it early before it becomes a major problem.
  • Avoid repetitive activities that put a strain on your hips.
  • If your job involves long hours of sitting, take frequent breaks, and perform a few stretches.
  • Wear appropriate footwear during workouts and sports.
  • Avoid exercising on hard or uneven surfaces.
  • Rest between periods of activity to give your hips a chance to recover.
  • Eat healthy to build strong bones.

All the exercises in the Injurymap app can be done at home with minimal equipment. The app demonstrates the correct way to do each exercise with clear instructions and videos. Don’t let hip and groin pain prevent you from living a full life – start using the Injurymap app today.

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