Top
30
Doctor insights on: Exercise For Stiff Hips

Share
1

1
Exercise for a stiff hip?

Exercise for a stiff hip?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
5,141 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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?

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

4

4
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?

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?

Heat/stretch: The best way to stretch your neck and upper back is to get the muscle warm with a heating pad or warm shower then do gentle stretches through the range of motion of the muscles. Hold each stretch for one minute. Doing yoga is also a great way to stretch out the muscles. ...Read more

5

5
What usually causes stiffness around the hip?

What usually causes stiffness around the hip?

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

6

6
I'm wondering how to fix hip pain/stiffness/overall pain?

I'm wondering how to fix hip pain/stiffness/overall pain?

See details: The first step is to determine the cause of the various pains. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

7

7
How to treat hip stiffness and pain?

How to treat hip stiffness and pain?

Acccupuncture: Had a similar issue. Accupuncture didi the trick! ...Read more

8

8
What should I do? I have pain and stiffness in hip and knee?

What should I do? I have pain and stiffness in hip and knee?

Many possibilities: Pain and stiffness of a joint can be due to many things such as gout, infection, inflammation of the bursa, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

9

9
What is the definition or description of: Hip stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Hip stiffness?

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

10

10
Hip stiffness and pain from prolonged bedrest?

Hip stiffness and pain from prolonged bedrest?

Not usually: If you have been confined to bed for a while, you may feel unsteady and a little "stiff" throughout. If you find you are stiff in one hip, however, it suggests that you have an underlying hip disorder, such as arthritis. ...Read more

11

11
What are the causes of stiffness around the hip joint?

What are the causes of stiffness around the hip joint?

Arthritis: Low grade arthritis is probably the most common cause. Be warned, many people mistake low back pain for hip pain. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

12

12
What can I do about hip stiffness and pain?

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

13

13
Can I attribute my recent back and hip stiffness to my fall?

Can I attribute my recent back and hip stiffness to my fall?

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

14

14
60 yo woman, recent hip replacements, now increasing low back stiffness. How to help?

60 yo woman, recent hip replacements, now increasing low back stiffness. How to help?

See your surgeon: I recommend evaluation by the surgeon that performed the hip replacements as they are in the best position to help you. A course of physical therapy would likely be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

15

15
I have weakness and stiffness all over. I wake with hip pain. Also I feel a bit uncoordinated and unable to concentrate.?

I have weakness and stiffness all over. I wake with hip pain. Also I feel a bit uncoordinated and unable to concentrate.?

? fibromyalgia: It sounds as if you may have fibromyalgia but there are also several other problems that can cause similar symptoms. I would suggest evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

16

16
What causes stiffness around one hip joint?

What causes stiffness around one hip joint?

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

20

20
Can you tell me how do I get rid of stiffness in my hip flexor?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of stiffness in my hip flexor?

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

21

21
Is it normal for one leg that's longer than the other to cause hip stiffness?

Is it normal for one leg that's longer than the other to cause hip stiffness?

Possible: Most people have some difference in leg length. A significant difference will cause an abnormal gait which may cause hip pain and inflammation. ...Read more

22

22
Is stiffness and ache normal for a person who was implanted with a hip device?

Is stiffness and ache normal for a person who was implanted with a hip device?

See details: Aching where? In the hip area or generalized aching? The answer is there really should be no hip pain after there has been adequate recovery time. ...Read more

25

25
I have a severe stiffness in my hips and back and unable to stand straight when I get up. My doc says it's my mind. How can I be sure?

Stiff hips and back: Glad you saw your doc. Consider getting a second opinion. If all is well look into yoga or see a physical therapist for stretching exercises. Peace and good health. ...Read more

27

27
Can being on my period be the cause of my excessive back and hip stiffness?

Can being on my period be the cause of my excessive back and hip stiffness?

Back & hip pain: Possibly, but check for more common sources as well. These include sprain, strain, & discogenic. ...Read more

29

29
Can hip stiffness be a symptom of developmental hip dysplasia?

Can hip stiffness be a symptom of developmental hip dysplasia?

Yes: Loss of motion can be symptomatic of many different things. The most common is osteoarthritis. In terms of dysphasia you will need an x-ray. If you are having hip problems and haven't seen anyone I suggest you see someone for an exam and xrays. ...Read more

30

30
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