Hip Pain Got You Down?

Have you ever had aching in your hips after sitting at your computer for an extended amount of time? This can happen because the hip joint bends and supports most of your body weight when you’re sitting.  The pain you’re experiencing can be a sharp, stabbing pain or more of a dull ache.

Where you’re feeling the pain can mean different things.  Pain on the outer part of your hip, upper thigh, or outer buttock while you’re sitting is usually caused by the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the hip.  If the pain feels like it is inside your hip or groin area when sitting, it might be due to an issue in your hip bones and joint.  There are a few things that can be the cause of hip pain while sitting.

Poor posture, crossing your legs and sitting on an uneven surface can all cause your weight to be unevenly distributed between both hips and therefore cause strain on one side or the other.

Arthritis can be another cause of hip pain.  It can lead to painful rubbing and swelling in the hip joint.

Tendinitis is when the hip tendons become stretched and inflamed therefore causing pain and discomfort.

A pinched nerve in the lower back can cause sharp pain in the hips when sitting down.

If you are experiencing hip pain while sitting and need help determining why you’re having pain and how to get rid of it, reach out to us at A Body In Motion Rehabilitation.  We will provide you with a thorough assessment of your hip and then let you know what we recommend to get your pain under control.  Your treatment plan will also include stretches and exercises that will help strengthen your hip muscles and ensure that the problem doesn’t return.  We will be sure to educate you about your posture and proper sitting habits so you can be rid of your hip pain once and for all!

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