Tips to Manage Hip Pain Through Modifications of Recreational & Daily Activity
If you’re experiencing hip pain, you may manage the pain by modifying your recreational and daily activity. The following are tips provided by the Center for Hip Preservation. Always consult with a physician before starting an exercise regimen.
- Avoid exercises involving repetitive hip flexion, the motion involving bringing your hip or leg up toward your chest
- If doing squats, keep them shallow and hold off on lunges entirely, until you receive a diagnosis from your doctor
- Do not work through pain
- When walking or running, pay attention to pain. If the discomfort accompanies running, stop. If it occurs with walking, lessen your stride length by taking smaller steps.
- To minimize pain while sitting, open the seat angle so that your knees are below your hips while maintaining good upright posture
The Center for Hip Preservation at Hospital for Special Surgery leads a multi-disciplined approach to treat a broad range of hip conditions that can occur at any stage of life, including teens, active adults and seniors.