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Treatment for Pinched Nerve in Hip: Simple Ways to Find Relief | Twin Boro

Treatment for pinched nerve in hip Twin Boro

A pinched nerve in the hip can be extremely painful. When you’re in pain, you want to find relief fast. For intense pain, your best choice is to seek a physical therapist for treatment for a pinched nerve in the hip. However, there are also things you can do at home to reduce pain. 

Are you looking for treatment for a pinched nerve in the hip? Let’s take a look at some home remedies and treatment options to help relieve the pain.

What is a Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve occurs when the nerve receives too much pressure from surrounding tissues, such as bones, muscles, tendons or cartilage. When a nerve is pinched, it sends warning signals to the brain. These pain signals can become aggravated by pressure or rubbing resulting in shooting pain down the lower extremity.  This painful sensation is called radiculopathy. Usually, the pain worsens with specific movements that further irritate the nerve.

A pinched nerve can happen anywhere in the body, but frequently occurs in the hip, neck, back, and wrists.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve?

Some signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve include numbness, muscle weakness, burning, pain and tingling. A pinched nerve in the hip may cause pain in other areas of the body including the thigh, hip or groin. 

What are the Causes of a Pinched Nerve?

Some of the common causes of a pinched nerve in the hip include repetitive stress from sitting or standing in a position for too long, accidents which can strain hip muscles or even sprain the hip.  Sleeping in an awkward position that places stress on the hip can result in painful impairments. 

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At Home Treatment for Pinched Nerve in Hip

To treat a pinched nerve at home, start with rest. Avoid activities that makes the pain worse, This allows healing of the damaged structures and a reduction in irritation on the nerve. Use of cold has been demonstrated to decrease pain.  Applying cold packs to the painful area for 15 to 20 minutes at a time may be very helpful. Remember to have a towel between the skin and cold pack to avoid frost bite. Low intensity exercise can begin to return normal movement to the area.   

A pinched nerve can also be made worse by poor posture. Simple lifestyle changes, such as adjusting your workstation may help relieve pressure to allow the nerve to heal.

Home remedies can usually provide some initial relief. But, if you experience hip pain that lasts for more than a few days and doesn’t improve with at home treatments, don’t hesitate to visit a physical therapist who can apply specific treatments for your chronic condition. 

Get Customized Treatment for Pinched Nerve in Hip with Twin Boro

At Twin Boro, we have specialists knowledgeable in physical therapy treatments for hip pain. They can provide a multitude of options to help you get back to doing what you love. Combining exercise, manual therapy, stretching and hands-on interventions, we treat patients from all walks of life. From Sports Rehab to Geriatric Rehabilitation, we have you covered. 

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