You have probably met many people who, at one time or another, had lower back pain You may have met some who had both lower back and hip pain.
Lower back and hip pain can be excruciating, but it is not uncommon. Simple exercise such as running or jogging can unexpectedly cause lower back and hip pain. All it takes is a small twist as you step off a curb, or as a stone throws your balance to one side or another. Let’s look at some other things that might have caused your lower back and hip pain.
Lower Back and Hip Pain Caused by Exercise
Lower back and hip pain are most commonly caused by some form of exercise, or some condition associated with the exercise.
1. Running and jogging are often the cause, since you may tend to overexert when engaged in these exercises. Overexertion can strain the muscles, causing lower back and hip pain that is intense.
2. Inappropriate footwear can also cause lower back and hip pain. Running shoes must absorb shock from the feet hitting the ground. They must also support the feet and body. Prolonged running in improperly fitting, or poor quality running shoes can cause unnecessary back strain, leading to lower back and hip pain.
3. Leg inequality can be another source of your pain. Few of us have legs that are absolutely identical in length. If the inequality is too pronounced, the body will not be balanced. As the muscles in your back seek to maintain balance, strain on one side or the other can result in lower back and hip pain on that side.
4. Dancing can quickly lead to lower back and hip pain, especially when it is of a form that involves hip twisting.
5. Lack of proper warm-up often takes its toll in pain. Before participating in running, jogging, dancing, or any other exercise, the body must have opportunity to stretch muscles gently, warming them to the demands you want them to face. If warm-up is not sufficient, lower back and hip pain can result.
Lower Back and Hip Pain Caused by Arthritis
Those who suffer from arthritis commonly experience lower back and hip pain. The arthritis affects the joints, in particular, often making movement stiff and painful.
TIP: You should ask your physician about any lower back and hip pain. This information is for educational purposes only.