Are you tired of hip pain affecting your quality of life?
Why painkillers and visits to the GP are not the answer!
Experiencing hip pain can leave you feeling incredibly frustrated and prevent you from doing the activities you love to do. It can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Sometimes there's no escaping the pain, as we put weight through our hips when we stand and walk. Most people with hip pain develop their pain over time. It can start as a niggle that you think will simply go away. Ignoring the problem, however, will often only make it worse.
If you are unsure of where to turn and feel lost, then we understand how you feel. Hip pain is one of the most common areas of the body we treat at Recover Physio.
Worried about your hip pain?
The hip is the largest joint in the body and it is only when we've experienced pain that we understand how debilitating it can be. Experiencing pain in such a large joint can be worrying and, understandably, lead to anxiety about the cause of your pain.
One of the most common scenarios we often hear about is a visit to the GP resulting in a prescription for pain killers. Often, these pain killers make a minimal difference to the pain and mask the effect rather than treating the cause. When people stop taking pain killers and the pain returns, this leads to many people feeling even more worried, believing that it should have improved.
Because of the misconception that painkillers and rest are the best things to do, people commonly stop the activities they truly enjoy or, more often, accept pain as part of their daily life.
Why we don't believe that rest is always best
The most common conditions leading to hip pain usually require a specific and individualised treatment program tailored to your hip pain and goals. Here are 5 key reasons why rest is not always best:
- You thought painkillers and rest would make your pain go away. But after resting, the pain still remains.
- You've rested your hip, as your GP prescribed, and now your pain actually feels worse.
- Sometimes, a period of rest can actually make your pain worse, depending on the cause.
- Friends and family have told you that joint pain is part of getting older and to just accept it.
- You've stopped the activities you love because they were painful and, even after resting, you're still unable to participate in those activities. In fact, you're finding it harder than you did before you rested.
If you would like to know how the team at Recover Physio can help you live your life without hip pain, why not speak to one of our friendly physios first? Just click below to request a callback from a member of our team!