How to Relieve Hip Arthritis Pain

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To relieve hip arthritis pain, use a resistance exercise band and a ball to strengthen muscles in the hip area. Prevent irritation and pain in the hip joint area with help from a physical therapist in this free video on physical therapy treatments.

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Hi. My name is Tricia Trinque, and I'm a Physical Therapist at Seabreeze Physical Therapy. And today, we're going to be talking about how to relieve hip arthritis pain. What we will be needing today is a chair for sitting, as well as a resistance exercise band and a ball for squeezing. Okay. Today, we're going to be doing some exercises that will help to strengthening the muscles around the hip area that often become weak with arthritis. By having good, strong muscles around the hip area, that helps us to avoid some of the pain we experience with hip arthritis. We're going to have the patient place her feet in to the band. Bring it up around the thighs and once that's snuggly secure, we're going to have the patient press gently out in to the band, holding for a count of five to strengthen the outer hip muscles. And then relaxing and repeating for a total of ten repetitions. Our next exercise is to strengthen the inner muscles of the thigh area again, to help prevent irritation and pain in the hip joint area. I'm going to have the patient squeeze gently on to the ball in a pain free range to help strength the muscles of the inner thigh. She's going to hold for a count of five and relax. Repeat and hold for five. Squeezing gently in to the ball. The motion should not cause any pain what so ever. It's designed to strengthen the muscles of the hip. And repeat for a total of ten repetitions. Okay. Again, my name is Tricia Trinque, and I'm with Seabreeze Physical Therapy. And the exercises that we just described are designed to help with hip arthritis pain and should not cause any pain or discomfort. Should you experience any pain or discomfort, please contact your physical therapist or physician for further evaluation.

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