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These Bad Habits Are Making Your Hip Pain Worse

These Bad Habits Are Making Your Hip Pain Worse

Living with hip pain can be a constant uphill battle. Simple tasks can seem difficult, and sitting, relaxing, and even sleeping can be unsatisfying and painful. Luckily, there are ways to improve your quality of life without surgery. Changing your lifestyle, eliminating bad habits, and working with a hip specialist can help you manage your pain in every way possible. 

At The Spine and Sports Center in Sugarland and Houston, Texas, Dr. Benoy Benny can help pinpoint the source of your hip pain and identify any bad habits that are causing your pain to become worse. 

Common causes of hip pain 

Hip pain is a common problem, especially as you grow older. Depending on your condition, you might suffer from pain, stiffness, fatigue, and even limited mobility. Hip pain can be caused by many different issues, including: 

Your symptoms and pain levels might vary, so it’s important that you get your hip pain diagnosed by a specialist. Dr. Benny runs tests to determine exactly what’s wrong, what treatments are necessary, and what can be done to alleviate your pain. 

Usually, treatment for hip pain involves lifestyle changes, like dropping bad habits. 

Bad habits to break

If you suffer from chronic hip pain, alleviating the pain is probably your top priority. Luckily, there are things you can do on a daily basis to reduce pain and improve your mobility. Here are five bad habits you should break for the sake of your joints. 

Wearing the wrong footwear 

Heels, suit shoes, and broken-in boots offer little cushioning, which means each step sends shockwaves up into your hips. Instead, try choosing shoes that provide stability and cushioning to ease the impact of your steps.

Carrying too much

If your job involves carrying books, heavy objects, or boxes, consider lifting lighter loads to reduce the pressure on your hip joints and decrease the risk of damage over the long term.

Sitting in chairs

If you have a sedentary lifestyle, evaluate your sitting position, posture, and chair. Consider investing in furniture that will make sitting less stressful on your hips. It’s also helpful to get up and move around at regular intervals.

Taking it (too) easy

While it might be tempting to rest your sore joint, this can worsen the stiffness and inflammation, but stretching and strengthening exercises can help.

Poor posture

Be conscious of your posture when you’re sitting, standing, driving, and walking. Most people have some form of poor posture, and correcting it can alleviate your hip pain. 

It’s important to remember that breaking these habits won’t get rid of your hip pain, but it will help. 

Dr. Benny can help you manage your hip pain using medication, steroid injections, and strengthening exercises, but it’s up to you to take responsibility for your health. Make a few changes, break some bad habits, and discuss additional treatment options during your visit. 

You can schedule a consultation by calling our location closest to you or booking an appointment online today.

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