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Hip pain can make even the most simple activities more difficult and cumbersome. No matter if you’re walking the dog, climbing the stairs, or even sitting in a chair, mobility can have a significant impact on every part of your life. As we age, we must take care of our joints in order to retain mobility.

The good news is that caring for your hips is simple and easy to do on a regular basis. There are numerous exercises, therapies, and treatments to try. Whether you’re currently in pain or you’re actively working to prevent the possibility of future injury, DiBella Chiropractic has a few tips to keep you feeling your best.

  1. Hot & Cold Therapy. Alternating heat and cold is one of the best ways to treat joint pain of any kind. Heat will help the joint to relax, and cold will ease any inflammation the joint may be experiencing. When it comes to your hips, heat may exacerbate the symptoms of bursitis, so use with caution.
  2. Morning Stretches. Starting your day with a series of stretches will ensure that your body is warmed up and ready to go. Focusing on your hip muscles can be good, especially if you suffer from bursitis, but stretching all the muscles in your legs will give you more support and durability.
  3. Leg Workouts. By exercising your leg muscles, your hips will receive more support. When your hips are properly supported, they won’t need to work as hard and won’t be quite as prone to damage. Work out your thigh and calf muscles for best results.
  4. Water Aerobics. Water workouts are very popular for people who suffer from hip pain or sensitivity. The weightless sensation of floating in a pool can relieve the constant pressure on your joints.
  5. Weight Loss. Your body was not designed to carry excess weight for sustained periods. You might consider losing some weight to lessen the impact on your hips.
  6. Low-Impact Activities. High-impact activities such as running can be quite damaging. Your hips sustain the brunt of the force each time your feet hit the pavement. Consider low-impact activities that will spare your joints from further wear and tear.

Hip pain may also come from a misaligned skeleton. A chiropractor can give you an adjustment that will relieve symptoms and prevent further injury from occurring. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain or you need a simple tune-up, get in touch with our offices here at DiBella Chiropractic Center. Schedule your appointment with us today!

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