Managing Lower Back and Hip Pain
Approaches to muscle and joint pain management have changed dramatically in the last 10 years. Experts now recommend staying active and exercising. Use ThermaCare® HeatWraps at any early sign of pain. Combined with exercise, this can help keep muscle and joint pain under control.
Treatment of muscular lower back and hip pain should aim to relieve soreness so you can continue your everyday activities.
What You Can Do
Combine the heat therapy of ThermaCare® with the following:
Perform range-of-motion and strengthening exercises while pain symptoms are present*
Move on to low-stress exercises (e.g., walking, swimming or cycling) after pain symptoms have improved (typically 2 to 4 weeks)
Avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise and uncomfortable positions
Use medication as directed
Maintain normal activity
Consult your doctor
*Consult your doctor (or physician) before beginning a new exercise regimen