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Don't Lose Sleep Over Hip Pain

By Donna Stark

Are you tired of tossing and turning each night? Do you wish you could just find a comfortable position to sleep in so you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world? Hip pain is bad enough to deal with, but it's even worse when it keeps you up at night, isn't it? Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to bring more comfort into your life. Take a look at what your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have to say on the matter.

What Causes Hip Pain?

If you are struggling with hip issues, you may find yourself dealing with symptoms such as stiffness, impaired range of motion, aches and pains, and discomfort that gets worse with activity. And, unfortunately, you won't be able to find relief from these symptoms until you figure out what the underlying cause is. Here are some of the most common conditions that can lead to pain in your hips.

  • Pregnancy
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Injuries
  • Poor posture

How to Get Your Sleep

Although treatments for hip pain will vary from person to person based on the root cause, there are some measures you can take that will help reduce a lot of your discomfort. Here's what your local chiropractors recommend. 

  • Comfort in bed - Using wedge and other supportive pillows will help support and keep your body in proper alignment while sleeping
  • Physical activity - Engaging in at least 30 minutes of physical activity can help relieve muscle tightness and strain
  • Daily stretches - Starting and ending your day with a quick, no-fuss stretch session will help relax your body and improve your range of motion and flexibility
  • Heating pads - Heating pads can help alleviate pain, relax your muscles, increase blood flow, and speed your body's natural healing process
  • Chiropractic adjustments - Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help you find relief by identifying the underlying source of pain and targeting it with safe, effective, and precise adjustments

Great Sleep Is Right Around the Corner

Whether it's arthritis, an injury, or tendonitis, there are plenty of things you can do that will help alleviate your discomfort and encourage your body to heal itself naturally. Just be sure to talk to your primary care doctor or your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic before you try anything new because you certainly don't want to make things worse. After all, you've already lost enough sleep over this problem, and you aren't going to want to lose more!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.

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