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HIP AND LOWER BACK PAIN

Posted on  July 28, 2021  by  Kenan


HIP PAIN:

Pain or ache felt in or around the hip joint is referred to. Mostly this pain is felt in the groin or thighs. The main function of the hip joint is to support the upper body weight. Hip pain may be caused due to some injury and can limit the motion of human beings.

CAUSES OF HIP PAIN:

Hip pain is usually caused by:

• Swollen ligaments due to excessive exercise. It may be very painful but can be healed in a few days.
• Arthritis
Arthritis can cause joint pains, stiffness, and difficulty in walking
• Hip fractures

Hip fractures need immediate medical assistance and need immediate treatment. Hip fractures are common among older adults who have osteoporosis. Hip pain is usually healed in a few days, but you need to see a doctor if your condition is more serious.

WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR:

When your pain lasts for more than a few weeks, or pain becomes severe, or if you notice any swelling, redness, warmth, or soreness, you need to consult a doctor to seek medical assistance. When a popping noise occurs, or the pain becomes unbearable, consulting the doctor can relieve the pain. The doctor may prescribe you some medicines, steroids, or injections to help you feel better.

TREATMENT OF HIP PAIN:

The treatment of the hip depends on the type of pain. In case of exercise-related pain, rest is the key to healing. This type of pain is usually relieved in a few days. In the case of arthritis, doctors may prescribe medicines that can help to relieve pain. A physiotherapist can also help you by recommending some exercise that can help to relieve your pain.

PREVENTION:

The following are the steps to prevent hip pain Low impact exercises such as swimming, water therapy, walking, etc.

Stretching Lose weight if required because overweight puts pressure on joints Eat healthily Live a healthy and active life Adopting the right posture Exercising regularly

Pain in lower back:

This pain is usually felt in the lower are of the back. The lower back is the area that starts below the ribcage. Our lower back usually supports the weight of the upper body. It helps in bending and flexing the body. It helps the hips to rotate while walking. Lower back pain makes it hard to stand or sit up straight.

SYMPTOMS

The symptoms of this pain are:

• Pain contained to the lower area of the back
• Experiencing severe pain after sitting or standing for a long time
• Difficulty in going from standing to sitting or sitting to a standing position

SYMPTOMS OF LOWER BACK PAIN THAT REQUIRE URGENT CARE:

Lower back pain is severe, or if the back pain is felt after a fall or injury. If you experience back pain with gall bladder problems, leg weakness, pain while coughing, or fever, then you require immediate medical assistance.

CAUSES OF LOWER BACK APIN:

Lowe back pain is usually a result of injury, sprains or strains, poor posture while sitting, or adopting a poor posture while lifting heavy objects. This pain may be the result of:

Spinal cord cancer Sciatica Arthritis Infection of kidney Spine infections Disc injury

LOWER BACK PAIN TYPES:

The two categories lower back pain are:

Mechanical pain:

Mechanical pain is primarily from muscles, joints, ligaments, bones, or joints around the spine. This type of pain is experienced in the lower back area, top of the legs, and buttocks. The severity of pain may change depending on the type of motion, such as walking, twisting, bending, sitting, standing, or resting . Radicular pain:

The inflammation of nerve roots can cause radicular pain. This pain is carried to the spinal nerve root. This pain is usually experienced only on one side of the body. Radicular pain can burning-type and maybe associate with weakness.

HOME REMDIES FOR PAIN IN LOWER BACK:

If your pain is mild or acute, then it can be healed by some remedies such as: • Taking rest • Ice/heat therapy • Avoiding activities that can make your pain severe

PREVENTION:

• Adopting a healthy lifestyle.
• Using the right posture while sitting or standing
• Avoid lifting heavy objects 
• While lifting heavy objects, adopt a posture that does not produce pressure on your back.
• Eating healthy
• Lose weight if required because being overweight increases pressure on the back and can be a cause of lower back pain
• Avoid smoking
• Taking exercise regularly
• Strengthening your back
• Stop smoking
• Use a comfortable chair during working hours to maintain a good posture because leaning on the desk or prolonged sitting can produce pressure on the back and cause pain.
• Eat food that can make your bones healthy.
• Avoid using high heels.
• Avoid wearing tight clothes that may disturb your motion, and this disturbance may lead to lower back pain.
• Improve your physical fitness and mental health
• Stay active
• Adopt a good sleeping position
• Warm-up perfectly before playing any sport
• Avoid tobacco and tobacco-related products.

CONCLUSION;

If you experience mild hip or lower back pain, it can be healed within a few days. But the pain that lasts for more than a few days may result from some severe injury or health condition. So, consulting a doctor can be very important who can help you in relieving the pain. These pains can be avoided by strengthening your backbones, adopting a healthy lifestyle.

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