Hip pain can be treated with the help of medication, surgery, physical therapy, etc. Here is detailed information on the treatment options and home remedies available for hip pain.
The pelvic girdle or the hip bone located is very prone to injuries and trauma. Secondly, the pelvic girdle is also one of the most important weight-bearing parts of the body (the others being the back, knees, feet, etc.). A ball and socket joint is also located in the hip area. Apart from these, there are several cartilages, ligaments, muscles that are situated in the hip area. Any injury, inflammation or irregularity in the function of these parts can result in pain.
Arthritis, injury to the hip due to accident, fall, trauma, breaking of bone or fracture in the hip can cause hip pain. On the other hand, diseases and disorders like osteonecrosis, tendonitis, bursitis, etc., are the other reasons that give rise to hip pain. People indulging in high impact sports are also prone to pain in the back and hips. For e.g., sportsmen involved in high jumps, long distance running are bound to suffer from pain if proper care is not taken. In case of infants and children, developmental dysplasia is one of the significant causes of hip pain.
As mentioned above, the treatment depends on the cause and severity of the condition. It can be of two types: non-surgical treatment and surgical treatment. In the non surgical treatment, medications and injections are primarily used to treat pain. There are several non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory, painkiller, anti-rheumatic medications and injections that help in pain caused due to arthritis.
Secondly, corticosteroids are also helpful in reducing inflammation. Once a person completes the recommended course of medications, he can go for the physical therapy to ease the pain and restore normal functioning of the bones and muscles.
On the other hand, the surgical hip pain treatment includes total hip bone replacement surgery. This is a major surgery where the hip bone is completely replaced by a prosthetic implant. Although it is always advisable to consult the doctor if you experience pain in the hip that lasts for more than a couple of hours, you can try some home remedies to temporarily get rid of the sharp hip pain.
One should note that these home remedies are not to be substituted for proper medical treatment.
- Ice packs and cool compresses are helpful to ease pain and inflammation on various parts of the body.
- Exercises of the back and the hip, physical therapy, etc., can be effective.
- Lastly, note that taking rest also effectively helps to ease the pain.
Consulting the doctor and following proper treatment course is the best way of treating pain of any kind. Lastly, as a concluding note, one should remember to follow precautions in order to prevent hip and joint pain in the future. Take care!
Disclaimer: This HealthHearty article is for informative purposes only and does not, in any way, intend to replace the advice of a medical professional.