Hip pain can be extremely hard to deal with because it can affect the way you sit, walk, or lay down comfortably. Many people all over the world deal with hip pain for a variety of reasons, and hip pain can move into other areas of your body, hurting your tail bone and increasing lower back pain.
Most times, it is difficult to tell what exactly is causing the hip pain to begin with. It can be difficult to isolate a particular exercise or movement that may be aggravating your hip area.
Although there are cases where hip pain is a chronic diagnosable condition, like arthritis, sciatica pain, or osteonecrosis.
Let’s take a deeper look at why you might have hip pain and what you can do to help it.
Why Do You Get Hip Pain?
One of the most common ways to get hip pain is straining your muscles, especially the ones in your legs. These are closely attached to your hip bone (like the song). If you overextend your muscles in your leg, it can cause damage and negatively impact your hip.
This is especially common while exercising. If you are doing something that requires a lot of muscle movements like yoga or jogging, it can put a lot of strain on your leg muscles if you don’t stretch beforehand or if you're putting too much body weight on one joint. This is why professional athletes warm up before performing. The muscles need time to stretch naturally before being used more than normal.
Another common cause of hip pain is arthritis. This is an inflammation of one or more of your joints, which can cause stiffness and pain. It is extremely common, and there are more than 3 million cases in the US every year.
Arthritis usually develops over a longer period than other causes of hip pain. There is not a cure for arthritis, but there are several treatments that can help you.
You can also develop hip pain if you have tendonitis. This is known as the inflammation of a tendon and can happen when you overuse them. It affects many other parts of the body, too, not just the hip. It is most common in adults who regularly participate in sports. This condition is also known as “tennis elbow.” If it is left untreated, you may require surgery.
Tendons are tissues that attach your muscle to bone. They are flexible and work together with muscles in many cases.
A cause that is common for people as they get older is hip fractures. As you age, your bones become weaker and are more prone to being damaged with sudden movements. Hip pain could be a side effect of a more serious ailment.
For women, specifically, hip pain can be caused by gynecological and back issues. It could be a result of endometriosis. This causes tenderness in the pelvis, which can be described as hip pain.
If you are experiencing an extreme amount of hip pain and you think you have an underlying condition, you should talk to your doctor immediately.
Importance Of Posture While Sitting
A less serious cause of hip pain that does not have to do with diseases or conditions is having poor posture. When you sit down without the proper support from your chair, you tend to slouch or lean forward.
This can lead to several aches and pains, especially in your hips. Keeping your back straight and your hips supported can be achieved with hip support seat cushions, as well as lumbar support memory foam seat cushions. We will get into that a little later.
Bad posture while sitting mostly comes about while driving or using your computer at your desk. While you focus on something, your head tends to lean forward, and the rest of your body follows. This means your lumbar and thoracic spine curve forward, just like your neck and head.
This means that the weight of your upper body is not being supported properly by your spine. This puts an unnatural strain on your back and the rest of your lower body, including your hips and can lead to hip and tailbone pain, especially if you sit like this for long periods.
Structural anatomical changes and serious back problems can occur from years of poor posture.
Cushions For Hip Pain
Seat cushions cannot completely fix your hip pain, but they can ease the pain. You should use seat cushions in conjunction with other treatments, whether they be natural or prescribed by a doctor.
One of the best cushions for hip pain is our Memory Foam Coccyx Seat Cushion. It is made from pure high-quality memory foam of the highest quality and is heat responsive, so it won't immediately flatten and lose its shape when you use it. It has an orthopedic and ergonomic design, as well as a non-slip cover. They also feature a breathable mesh cover and a cut-out design for maximum airflow when using our high-density memory foam.
This memory foam pillow was specially designed for people who need support for their back and hips while sitting for some pain relief. The memory foam can help with spinal alignment and take unnecessary pressure off of your muscles and joints, as these pressure points are often the site of injury. This coccyx orthopedic memory foam seat cushion can be used in the car, the office, or while you travel on planes. The memory foam can also mold perfectly to your body and help reduce chronic pain in your body while you sit on it.
If you want a seat cushion that provides the exact same benefits with added cooling effects, try our cooling Gel Infused Memory Foam Coccyx Seat Cushion. It has all the aforementioned features but the orthopedic gel can also keep you from overheating while you sit. The memory foam is ventilated and breathable so that the heat will not get trapped in the aylio coccyx orthopedic comfort foam cushion.
These Everlasting Comfort seat cushions are useful for everything from your office chair to your car seat cushion to your desk chair, so that you're supporting healthy posture and providing back support. Our support cushions feature a removable, machine washable cover with a non-slip bottom so you don't have to worry about your pillow moving around.
You also might consider trying our best seller non-slip orthopedic lumbar support pillow if you find that you're having issues with your lower back. These are some of the best orthopedic seat cushions if you find that you're sitting for long periods of time and are having trouble with your posture. Some pillows feature a carry handle or a rubber bottom so that you can easily take them on the go. Try out a few and you're sure to find the perfect fit.
Besides including a seat cushion in your daily life, there are a lot of other things you can do to help your hip pain.
The first is adjusting your posture. You can use the cushion to help with this, but you have to actively think about sitting up straight. Make small changes in the ways that you sit regularly and you start to feel the difference right away.
It may be difficult at first, but over time your muscles will adjust to this and allow you to sit in the best possible posture with the least amount of pain. This can also improve your standing posture so that you don’t look as though you are constantly slouching.
Another more radical solution to hip pain is taking medication to help. This can be useful for people with chronic illnesses who have hip pain as a side effect of a deeper issue within their bodies. Never take any medications without consulting your doctor first. Make sure you tell them all of your symptoms, as well as your medical history.
You should also try to strengthen the areas in your body that are weak and cannot bear any weight. This can be done through an exercise in small amounts. You can look into getting someone who knows about strengthening exercises to help you.
One of the most important things you can do for your body is getting enough sleep. Your body needs rest to recover both mentally and physically each night. If you don’t get at least 8-9 hours a night, your body can suffer in more ways than one. You can try using a knee pillow to align your spine properly while you sleep. Everlasting Comfort’s knee pillows come with adjustable straps for extra security.
Sleeping on your back has a lot of benefits. It can reduce muscle pain because your muscles are not being stretched in this position. People who sleep on their backs can decrease wrinkles and breakouts too. When the side of your face is squished into a pillow a repeated amount of times, it can have a lasting effect.
However, if you are pregnant, you may want to avoid sleeping on your back. This can compress your nerves and be potentially harmful to your baby. People who snore also will not benefit from sleeping on their backs because this position can worsen snoring.
For people who sleep on their side, aches and pains are probably common. This is because the blood flow in your body can be restricted on either of your sides. Oftentimes side sleepers will wake up in the middle of the night because part of their body has become numb from putting too much weight on it.
But sleeping on your side may have a few benefits. This is the best position for pregnant women and can help with heartburn and digestion problems. If you sleep on your side, try using a bolster pillow to assist your posture and support yourself while you sleep. The side sleeping position is often known as the “fetal position” because it is the position of babies in the womb.
Sleeping on your stomach can lead to neck and back pain. There is a lot of pressure put on your back when you lay on your stomach during the night. Make sure you have a supportive bed and a comfortable pillow.
There are many things you can do for your hip pain. Getting a seat cushion can be the first step in a journey to feeling better, and our warranty will ensure that you're able to do that for a long time. Comfort is important in our lives to remain happy and healthy. Why not include it in everything you do? That is why our products are for anyone, anywhere, no matter the occasion.