Welcome to our “Conditions We Help” page, where we aim to provide valuable information about pain that may be related to imbalances in your feet and how we can assist you in finding relief. A common condition we encounter is Hip Pain.
Hip pain can be a debilitating condition that affects many people. It can occur for a variety of reasons and can affect people of all ages. Hip pain is characterized by pain or discomfort in the hip joint or surrounding areas.
The hip joint is a complex joint made up of bones, muscles, and ligaments. It is responsible for supporting the weight of the body and allows for a range of motion, such as walking, running, and jumping. The common causes of hip pain include arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and hip fractures.
Preventative measures include
In Ireland and the UK, hip pain is a common problem, with a significant number of people suffering from this condition. A recent study found that more than 1 in 4 people in the UK experience hip pain. This is a significant number and highlights the importance of understanding this condition and taking steps to avoid it.
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Exercising regularly
- Maintaining good hip flexibility
- Wearing appropriate footwear
Wearing the correct type of footwear and arch support can significantly reduce the risk of developing hip pain. In addition, orthotics, which are custom-made inserts that are placed inside the shoe, can provide extra support and help alleviate pain.
If you are experiencing hip pain, there are steps you can take to reduce your symptoms. These include:
- Resting the affected area
- Applying ice
- Taking pain medication
- Performing gentle stretches and exercises
- Avoiding high impact activities
However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any treatment regimen.
At Step Right, we specialise in helping people who suffer from foot-related imbalances, which can often lead to hip pain. We offer a range of products and services that can help alleviate hip pain and other related conditions.