Top Exercises for Relieving Pain from Arthritis in Hips

It’s important to keep joints affected by arthritis moving and lubricated. It help reduces inflammation and pain in the infected areas. Here we outline a few key exercises to do daily to combat arthritis pain in your hips.

Side Leg Lift
Stand up and place hands on something sturdy like a non-moving chair or countertop for stability. Keeping the body upright and both legs straight, lift one leg out to the side. Do 10 repetitions with that leg, then switch sides and do the same on the other side. Make sure that you’re using the muscle rather than letting momentum do the work for you!

Posterior Leg Lift
Stand and place hands on something sturdy like a non-moving chair or countertop for stability. Keeping the body upright and both legs straight, lift and extend one leg back behind the body. Do 10 repetitions on that leg, then switch sides and do the same on the other side. You can keep a slight bend in your knee but make sure that you’re using the muscle and not letting momentum do the work!

“Marching” Leg Lift
Stand and place one hand on something sturdy like a non-moving chair or countertop for stability. Make sure the active side of the body has space to move. Keeping the body upright, do a single leg “march” in place. Do 10 repetitions on that leg, then switch sides and do the same on the other side.