Though it is mostly in advanced ages that hip pain is common, it can occur earlier as well due to any accidents, injuries or strain. Most of the time, since the pain in hip region also leads to pain in the groin area due to the way the bones of the area are located, hip and groin pain is one of the most chronic conditions faced by many which can lead to severe pain.
The treatment for pain in hip and groin regions
The condition is referred to as discomfort in the pelvic region so much that the person is unable to move the hips much. This pain is either just in the morning first and then it can remain for the entire day. Though anyone can be prone to such pain, elderly people are more prone to the hip and groin disorders. Those who have had injuries in the pelvic region are also susceptible as well as those with hip developmental disorder.
Different diagnostic procedures are used to find out the cause and the extent of damage to the region leading to severe hip and groin pain. Today, it is not just x-rays and MRIs that are used for diagnosis but also diagnostic ultrasonography, gait analysis and so on. Doctors study the case and thereby suggest different therapies for recovery. Today, there are many non-operative but effective treatment techniques available to treat pain in the pelvic region more effectively. CAREN or computer assisted rehabilitation environment helps in using computer to find the exact reason and the level of strain in the hip and groin regions which involves creating different situations which are caught in virtual reality to enable to diagnose the condition more effectively. It is particularly helpful in rehabilitation and also to restore balance. Another beneficial technique is the DNS or the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization therapy which has become one of the best ways to treat problems in the hip and groin.
Prevention for hip and groin injury or pain
While there can be several medical reasons as well for pain in the hip and groin, there may be freak accidents or bad posture that too can lead to the pain. For those who exercise regularly and especially those who are into fitness, extreme care should be taken while working out. It is always better to do the exercises under expert care. Never try anything without prior knowledge. Also, always do your warm up before you do any exercises, be it mild or severe, short or prolonged. Learn the right postures and ensure that every time you sit or stand or walk, you maintain the correct posture. Get ergonomic chairs at your workplace.
Many people carelessly bend and this can lead to bad hips. The right way to bending is that you bend your hips and avoid bending via your lower back. While you are sitting, ensure that your pelvic muscles are in a relaxed position. Take care of your ankles as well and maintain its motion. Balance and weight training can be of great help in making the pelvic region stronger.