The hip joint is one of the largest joints of the body and serves in locomotion as the thigh moves backward and forward. In addition, the hip joint rotates when sitting and with changes of direction when walking.
Hip pain can cover that particular region of the hip or may extend to back or thigh. It may also come from other regions as a referred pain. Pain mainly involves nerves, muscles, bones, or joint contents.
Hip pain – physical symptoms and causes
Pain is one of the symptoms of inflammation, along with warmth, swelling, and redness. Together, these are signals and symptoms that a problem may exist.
Causes of hip pain include inflammatory and noninflammatory arthritis, Gaucher’s disease, bursitis, fracture, sprain, avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis), infectious arthritis (septic arthritis), snapping hip syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, sciatica, muscle strain, and hematoma.
If your hip pain is related to exercising or other types of physical exercise: always warm up before exercising and stretch afterward, plus cut down on the amount of exercise you do if it’s excessive.
Spiritual and metaphysical meaning of hip pain
The hips are usually connected with the Swadhisthana (sacral) chakra. This chakra is the human emotional drive and your pleasure center. This energy center helps you experience pleasure both from emotional and physical sources and gives you a richer life experience. A blockage in Swadhisthana chakra can cause spiritual, emotional, and physical distress if not healed.
Hips are representative of decisions, particularly as they pertain to moving forward. Also, the hips carry the body in perfect balance, therefore, any problems in this region indicate that you are moving too quickly in life.
Additionally, pain in this area is a sign of being stuck or unable to see clearly what is needed to be done next.
If you feel pain or discomfort in the hips, then it’s a good time to stop, look around, and slow down before making any more moves.
Treatment for hip pain depends on the diagnosis, but the pain that’s caused by sports injuries or overuse is commonly treated with rest, heat, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.
The holistic recommendation for healing the hips is a complete re-evaluation of the pace of our daily lives. Other holistic therapies include seeing a chiropractor for an adjustment, pranic healing or acupuncture.
Homeopathy is another popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the holistic theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using a holistic approach.
Foods to avoid – foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids, such as – peanut oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, sesame oil, animal products (meat, eggs and dairy products) or processed foods. Omega-6 fatty acids are a big culprit when it comes to chronic inflammation and occasionally hip pain.
I am in perfect balance.
I release any fear I have stored in my hips!
I move forward in life with ease and with joy at every age.
I release any anger I have stored in my hips!
I am free to move!
My hips are strong and healthy!