Hip pain is a problem that is quite prevalent among people nowadays and it is becoming more and more common because of the inactive lifestyle that has become a part and parcel of our daily lives. Experts from the best orthopaedics hospital in Gurgaon suggest that the problem has further aggravated after the lockdown, as people were confined to their homes for a very long period of time and this further promoted a sedentary lifestyle.
It is important to understand that knee pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, some of which can actually be very serious. It can be due to an underlying degenerative joint disease like arthritis or other conditions like inguinal hernia, cancer, hip dislocation or hip fracture, osteomyelitis (bone infection), bursitis (inflammation of a joint), hip labral tear, tendonitis, synovitis (inflammation of the membrane in joint cavities), sprains, strains, pinched nerves or osteoporosis. It is important for you to get yourself evaluated to determine the underlying cause and this will also help your doctors to curate a proper treatment plan that will help in the management of pain. There are also several tips that can help you to manage hip pain at home. RICE is the most important of these. Wondering what it means?
Well, we are not referring to the rice that is eaten but rather the abbreviation, which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Recommended by the best orthopaedic doctors in Gurgaon, the RICE technique can put your hip pain at ease. This is an easy and effective way to manage and overcome hip pain and anyone can benefit from it.
Stretching and exercising regularly, wearing comfortable shoes, and taking over-the-counter medication all help manage the pain. But one should go to the doctor if these methods do not seem to have any effect on the severity of the pain. Hip pain is manageable and hence you should not compromise the quality of your life.
Dr. Rohit Lamba
Head of the Department & Senior Consultant
Bone, Joint Replacement And Orthopedics