Types of Hip Pain
Depending on the cause of your hip pain, your symptoms may vary slightly. The pain can actually be in your thigh bone near your hip, for example. Some other types of hip pain include:
- inside the hip joint
- outside and around the hip joint
- groin pain
- pain in the buttocks
- radiating pain down the leg
Hip pain may sometimes also be accompanied by inflammation in the hip area, as well as decreased mobility and stiffness. It may become harder and harder to move your joint, or the pain itself may make movement difficult.
Over-the-counter and prescription pain relief medications are common ways to treat hip pain. Some medications only serve to dull the pain; their effects are usually very short-term, and they also come with potentially dangerous side-effects. Regular sessions of massage therapy for hip pain can provide long-lasting pain relief. A professional massage therapist uses massage techniques to make the body release all-natural and safe pain-relieving neurochemicals. Serotonin is one of these chemicals, and it also leaves a patient feeling more relaxed. After a session, patients feel better all-around and have an increased sense of well-being.
Massage is a viable arthritis treatment for any affected joints in the body. Massage also helps reduce the inflammation caused by arthritis and increases mobility, too. Even if your range of motion has been severely impacted by your condition, you can begin to get it back with the help of regular massage.