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Exercise For Stiff Hips
Avoid running!: Bicycling is great, but avoid lower extremity loading activities. Remember, avoid concussive activity. Keep in mind that degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis can, in some people cause more stiffness than pain. You may end up seeing your doctor and getting a simple ap-pelvis and some blood tests (crp). ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
I've been getting lower back stiffness and pain. It also affects my right hip. May be exercise related. It's painful bending over. Any suggestions?
It depends: If it just began with some type of exercise or regularly gets worse after a workout, it may be a type of "overuse" problem. Tight or strained muscles can improve with more stretching after exercise, modifying the amount or type of activity. If the pain is severe or sharp and seems to spread to your buttocks or thighs, you might have a pinched nerve in your spine. See your doctor for diagnosis! ...Read more
Achiness in knees and hips. Not really in mornings, but I notice the stiffness with exercise. Tried resting for months. No visual swelling though?
Is neck OA like hip OA? When I walk a lot, my hip stiffness eases. What exercise can I do to improve neck/upper back tightness?
Joint injury: When is a hip is stiff its movement is limited by some injury. This can be to the joint space itself, that is the cartilage can be thinning. It can also be due to damage to the tissue surrounding the hip joint called the labrum. A labral tear is painful and causes stiffness. Then there can be muscle strain to the muscles around the hip. This will cause stiffness too. ...Read more
See details: The first step is to determine the cause of the various pains. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Ankylosis: Hip stiffness is typically a term used to describe a loss of range of motion of the hip joint or an increased resistance to rom of the hip joint. Ankylosis is the medical term for loss of range of motion of a joint. Although there are multiple potential causes, by far the most common cause of hip stiffness is osteoarthritis of the hip. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Possibly: If you fell heavily onto your buttocks, you could easily have caused bruising and then stiffness in your back and hip region. It should ease up quickly. Taking an anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) can help with the healing. Also use a heating pad. Had the injury only just occurred ice would have helped. ...Read more
I have weakness and stiffness all over. I wake with hip pain. Also I feel a bit uncoordinated and unable to concentrate.?
Too many to answer!: Many problems can cause the sensation of stiffness, including osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, capsulitis of the hip joint (like frozen shoulder-only at the hip), piriformis muscle issues and on and on. You need to see a practitioner who can start an appropriate evaluation. Your problem might seem mild now, but it might gget worse if not diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
5 years ago, I had 2 rods and 4 screws put in my back at l-5, s-1. If I am now having pain and stiffness in that area and all the way across my back, from hip bone to hip bone, what could be causing it?
See your surgeon: You really should discuss this with your surgeon since he/she was there and can give you all og the what ifs. ...Read more
60 yo woman, recent hip replacements, now increasing low back stiffness. Should she see a neurosurgeon?
60 year old woman?: Talk with the orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have oa in my hip. Mobic (meloxicam) is not controlling stiffness and pain all day. Would 7.5 twice a day be better than 15 mg to keep med in system longer?
Get a diagnosis: C an orthopedic surgeon 4 eval ; x-rays. If no intrinsic hip or femoral problem, pt may help u get on a regular exercise ; stretching program, 4 the hip ; general flexibility. ...Read more
4 yrs ago I was in a wreck dr took xrays of my hip nothing was broken yet I still get horrible pain leg stiffness, and sometimes can't walk what is it?
See doctor: Sounds like you need to see a doctor for re-evaluation of the injury. ...Read more
While in labor I had severe hip pain and stiffness. It has been a month since my delivery, and the pain and stiffness is still there. What couuld it be?
See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this intense for this long, you need to have your doctor examine you in person. ...Read more
Pain or stiffness in joints, e.g hip, waist, back, chest, made worse upon getting out of bed, sometimes painful bending. Weight 240, height 5/8 female?
Dx of hip labral tear. Doing pt for 6 wks then MRA. What can I do for pain besides ice? Ice is helpful but it causes stiffness then pain.
Modify activities: For immediate pain relief besides icing, an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen 600mg every 8 hours) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg every 6 hours) can be used. Another key to treating labrum tears without surgery is to modify certain activities. In general, trying to avoid deep hip flexion with significant hip rotation can help. Labrum tears usually become more painful when hip is flexed ...Read more