Is your lateral hip pain stopping you from sleeping on your side, and preventing you from walking?
Would you like to know how to reduce your hip pain?
Lateral hip pain – is caused by the tendons in the glute muscles as they come around and attach into the side of your hips. Often Drs will talk about hip bursitis. Does that sound familiar?
Lateral hip pain can be pretty debilitating. More commonly found in women, especially as we age, it can keep you awake at night, because it’s sore to lie on your side, you may be feeling stiff in the morning or after sitting for prolonged periods or you might be finding you can’t walk as far as you used to because of the pain.
Perhaps you’ve recently increased or decreased your exercise, maybe you’ve put on a bit of weight or commonly you can’t pinpoint why this has happened. This is really common and something we can definitely help with.
If you can relate to this, email us (click here) and we can send you our resource of the things you should be doing and things you should be avoiding to reduce your pain.
As Lateral Hip Pain comes from the gluteal tendons we have developed our own evidence-based SquareOne specific tendon rehab program to fix your gluteal tendinopathy. After confirming this is the source of your pain with specific tests we can give you the exact treatment and plan you need to get rid of your lateral hip pain. Stick to our regime and you’ll be able to stop your lateral hip pain from recurring.
Here are a few things that we know will help you straight away:
- Avoid lying on your painful side.
If you are a side-sleeper, lie on your other side using pillows between the knees (enough pillows to make sure your knees are wider than your hips).
- Avoid “hanging on one hip” when standing.
Stand with your weight evenly on both feet at all times.
- Avoid crossing your legs in standing and sitting.
This is one of the most common problems we see in our clinics. Clients come to us having tried everything – resting, stopping exercise, ice, and cortisone injections. These can often help in the short term. We’d like to help you get your pain under control and keep it there for good. So you can get back to sleeping on your side, sitting comfortably and walking like you used to.
We’d love to give you our free resource on how to reduce your pain today with some simple changes to your daily activities. We’d also love to chat to you about our tendon rehab program which will help you rid this pain for good.