If you’re preparing for a trip this summer it can be stressful enough, never mind adding hip pain into the mix. Sleepless nights and added strain on your body are the last things you need when your family is out enjoying themselves for the summer!
With better weather comes more time outside, traveling, and taking part in activities, such as pickleball, kayaking, or hiking. When you’re suffering from hip pain, it can be incredibly difficult to keep up with your children. Especially during playtime or after carrying them around the lakes or through the airport.
Have you lost hope and given up on recovery?
We can HELP!
Our clinic specializes in helping people everyday overcome their hip pain, no matter how chronic or severe.
In this blog, you will discover 4 natural tips for alleviating hip pain without medications or surgery.
These tips can be easily incorporated into your schedule today, so you can return to an active lifestyle in time for summer!
4 Natural Ways To Relieve Hip Pain Before Your Summer Vacation
Tip #1 – Avoid Prolonged Sitting
Your body was NOT designed to sit all day.
Less sitting = 10 times less force on your body.
Because most of us slouch when we sit, the muscles that support our spine (“core muscles”) are very weak, making it even harder to support our backs causing hip and sciatica pain.
Limit sitting to 20 minutes at a time (then take a break by standing or walking). When you do have to sit, be sure to sit upright, preferably with your back supported by a chair.
Tip #2 – Check Your Footwear
Sandals, flip-flops, high-heels, and hard-bottom shoes are all proven to ADD pressure and stress to your spine.
Wearing comfortable, cushioned shoes can decrease the force through your low back by 20-25%.
Significantly reducing your hip pain!
Remember that poor footwear choice has a cumulative effect. Pressure builds up over the years eventually causing a weak and stiff back around age 40.
To decrease stress on your back, be sure to wear comfortable, cushioned shoes that do not have heels to reduce hip and sciatica pain.
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Tip #3 – Bend With Your Knees
Most people bend over with their backs and forget to bend their knees and hips.
When you bend with your back, you place a lot of stress on your low back… even more than when you’re sitting and slouching in a chair!
To take the pressure off your back, be sure to bend with your knees.
If you need to get something off the floor, bend with your hips and keep your back straight and stick your buttocks backward (just like performing a squat).
By using proper form, you will help alleviate pressure off your hips.
Tip #4 – Check Your Sleeping Position
This tip typically gets the QUICKEST results.
We spend anywhere from 6-8 hours in bed every night. It’s important to keep your spine supported to decrease stress and pain.
The best way to support your back and hips while sleeping is by using pillows. If you are a SIDE SLEEPER: add pillows between knees AND ankles.
Note: Avoid sleeping on your stomach.
This position will wreak havoc on your hips. It puts all of our joints in poor positions! Even if this position doesn’t hurt now, you are setting yourself up for pain and hip deterioration in the future.
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So there you have it; 4 tips that you can apply RIGHT NOW to help ease your hip pain and get back to the activities you love.
There is so much more we could tell you about hip pain… Lucky for you, we have a Free Hip Pain Report, containing 6 more expert tips and tricks for relieving hip pain without relying on medications or surgery.
By following these principles you can get yourself on the way to a life without hip pain.
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Looking for more personalized information and advice regarding YOUR hip pain?
At Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy, we recognize that no two patients’ hip pain is the same. By coming into the clinic for a Free Hip Pain Discovery Visit, you will receive 1-1 advice regarding your specific hip pain and the best course of treatment.
We pride ourselves on offering one-on-one sessions so you can get better quicker and won’t have to compete with other patients for the attention of your PT.
You also won’t have to come back as often, saving you precious time during the summer months.
Get out and enjoy your summer vacation free from knee pain!
Is your pain so severe that you’re worried about making it into the clinic? Or struggling to find time in your busy summer schedule?
Why not get in touch about our Free Telephone Consult?
In this free appointment, you can tell us all about your knee pain, so we can serve your specific needs!
Perfect for those with limited time or suffering from severe pain.
More Free Advice For Staying Active This Summer
Read our blog – Is Hip Pain Causing You To Lose Sleep?
Read our blog – Tips for Staying Active in the Heat