Causes of hip pain while sitting

Hip Pain While Sitting

Are you suffering hip pain while sitting? In order to ease your pain and determine the treatment appropriate for your needs, it is important to properly diagnose the condition leading to your symptoms. Typically, the top causes of hip pain while sitting include arthritis, hip bursitis, tendinitis, lupus and piriformis syndrome. If left untreated, many of these conditions can cause permanent joint damage. Therefore, it is important to take action immediately through the physical therapy treatments mentioned below.

Types of physical therapy treatments for treating hip pain while sitting

The hip joints are responsible for bearing the most weight in the body and are often susceptible to becoming irritated and inflamed, causing pain. If your hip pain is making it difficult to do daily activities like sitting at a computer while working, exercising is a great way to relieve your symptoms. The following physical therapy exercises can help you find the relief you need to get back to your routine:

  • Stretches — A physical therapist can work with you on quick stretches you can include in your daily routine to ease stiffness and pain in the hips while sitting. This may consist of common yoga techniques like the hip flexor stretch, butterfly stretch and pigeon pose. 
  • Walking — If you’re sitting for long periods of time, perhaps while working, it’s important to take a break in your schedule to do low-impact exercise like walking for at least 15 minutes a day to improve your range of motion and decrease your hip pain. 
  • Strengthening exercises — Through a series of strengthening exercises like doing lunges or swimming, you can support your hip joints by improving your blood flow and strengthening the muscles around the hips, thereby relieving your symptoms.

A physical therapist can work with you on the proper techniques to best reduce your pain and recapture your quality of life. 

Visit Armor Physical Therapy for hip pain treatment today 

The average U.S. adult sits for almost seven hours a day. The thought of spending all those hours in pain can be agonizing. Take control back from your condition by leveraging the highly skilled team at Armor Physical Therapy. We can perform gait evaluations, range-of-motion measurements and strength measurements to evaluate the extent of your hip pain and determine a personalized treatment plan that will get your life back on track. 

To learn more about the physical therapy treatments we offer for hip pain while sitting or to schedule your initial appointment with our team, contact us today.