Hip symptoms can be a real pain in the butt
If you’re no stranger to hip pain, you’ll identify with these symptoms. But are you managing them properly?
- Persistent pain or tenderness around the hip and/or buttocks
- Low back pain
- Interrupted sleep, or an inability to lie on the affected hip
- Difficulty going up and down stairs
- Decreased capacity for activity and movement
Am I a candidate for GTPS?
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (or GTPS) is one condition of many associated with hip pain symptoms. Especially in women over the age of 40 years old although it doesn’t discriminate and affects men as well. Hip pain isn’t just hip pain. There are many hip conditions that require varying treatment approaches. A professional diagnosis is essential to ensure the correct method of treatment of your particular condition, as well as to avoid making your condition worse.
How do I know if I need treatment?
If your symptoms are stopping you from undertaking your usual activities, impacting your sleep or are causing discomfort you should seek help. Treatment should begin with a visit to your physio who is qualified to assess and diagnose you. Your therapist can help you with with any pain or inflammation and guide you safely through the best treatment approach.
Here are 5 things you can do to manage hip pain yourself
- Cease anything that aggravates symptoms or makes pain worse.
- Take steps to maintain a healthy body weight to reduce extra load on your joints.
- Avoid sitting in low chairs.
- Get up and move every 30 minutes.
If your hip pain is a pain in the butt, don’t put up with it any longer. Contact us at Concentric today!