Hip tendonitis is a common problem in athletes who use the tendons located around the hip excessively, as they become inflamed and cause symptoms such as pain in the walk that radiates to the legs or difficulty moving one or both legs .
Generally, hip tendonitis affects athletes who practice physical activities that involve excessive use of the legs, such as running, cycling or football; on the other hand, it can also appear in old age due to the progressive wear and tear of the articulation of the chair.
The tendinitis of the hip is curable in most cases, without embargo, the possibilities of healing are greater in young people who are submitted to physical therapy.
Symptoms of hip tendonitis can include:
- Dolor de cadera que empeora con el tiempo;
- Dolor de cadera that radiates to the legs;
- Difficulty moving legs;
- Calambres en las piernas, especially after long periods of rest;
- Difficulty walking, sitting or lying on the affected side.
The patient with symptoms of hip tendinitis should consult a physiotherapist or traumatologist to carry out a physical test, diagnose the problem and initiate the appropriate treatment.
How is the treatment performed?
The treatment for hip tendinitis should be guided by a physical therapist, however, this can be started at home with rest and by applying a hip pouch for 20 minutes, until the day of the consultation with the traumatologist.
After the consultation, and depending on the cause of the tendinitis, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can be recommended, as well as physiotherapy sessions for hip tendinitis, which include a set of exercises that help relieve pressure on the tendons , diminishing the pain as well.
In more serious cases, the treatment for hip tendonitis may include surgery to correct tendon injuries or replace the hip joint, especially in the case of elderly patients.
Exercises for hip tendinitis
Exercises for hip tendonitis help to warm tendons, which is the reason why they relieve pain.
Exercise 1: Balancing the legs
To carry out this exercise, one must remain on the side of a wall, supporting oneself with the arm more close to the same. However, it is necessary to slightly lift the lower leg from the wall and balance it 10 times before and after, lifting it as high as possible.
After that, the leg must return to the initial position and the exercise must be repeated, balancing the leg from one side to the other in front of the leg that is supported in the suelo. Finish the exercise by repeating the steps with the other leg.
Exercise 2: Stretching the Chair
In order to perform the second exercise, the person must lean towards the top and flex the rodilla right in the direction of the pecho. With the left hand, you must remove the right side of the body from the right hand wheel, keeping the position as shown in the image for 20 seconds. After that, you must return to the initial position and repeat the exercise with the left wheel.
It is important to avoid carrying out these exercises in case they produce intense pain and consult a doctor to guide the treatment. Know other causes of pain in the hip.
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