Hip Pain


How it feels

Pain in and around the hip can have multiple causes, including referred pain from trigger points in surrounding muscles.  Persistent pain should be diagnosed by a physician.  The most common hip pain, arthritis, is felt in the joint with motion and load.    Pain felt over the hip and on the back side of the hip joint and the buttocks is often ligament, nerve or muscle pain.  Pain in a ligament attachment is usually felt at the point of attachment only and worsens when you put pressure on the area.  Nerve pain like sciatica may travel down the leg, be continuous and is often not position related.   Muscle pain may also be continuous like a cramping muscle and may subside with heat treatment or rest.

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A number of tendons and ligaments are either attached to or cross the hip.  A frequent cause of added tension in these tendons and ligaments comes from an internal rotation of the leg - typically resulting from hyperpronation of the feet.  The internal rotation of the leg also rotates the hips forward, and because hyperpronation is usually not symmetrical one hip drops compared to the other leaving the pelvis un-level and posture compromised.  All of these factors contribute to over- worked muscles and tendons.   Hip or buttock pain can also be sciatica which is caused by the sciatic nerve becoming entrapped by the Piriformis muscle (Piriformis syndrome).


A number of muscles and ligaments can cause pain in and around the hip.  One of the biggest offenders is the Piriformis muscle. 

How to eliminate the pain

The first step is to distinguish between joint (arthritic) pain and surrounding (tendon, ligament or muscle) pain. A good orthopedic doctor will know how to manipulate your leg and where to push and prod to help identify the pain source. If you can't seek the help of an orthopedist, try to consciously rotate your legs externally  by walking on the outside margin of your feet.  If this helps reduce the pain, your problem is most likely associated with muscles and ligaments and tied to hyperpronation.  Controlling hyperpronation will be your path to pain relief. 





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If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause hip pain.


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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including hip pain.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 


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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

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