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Hip Pain – Natural Homeopathic Medicines that Work

Hip pain is a commonly prevalent medical condition that can affect any age group. Hip pain can arise from problems in the hip joint or the structures surrounding it. Homeopathic medicines help reduce pain in the hip, and related stiffness and tenderness.

The hip is made up of the hip joint and the different structures surrounding it. The hip joint is an important and one of the most flexible joints in the body. It is a ball and socket joint. The head of the femur (bone in the thigh) fits in the acetabulum (socket) of the hip bone (which is a part of the pelvis) to form the hip joint. The structures that surround the hip joint include muscles, ligaments (bands that connect two bones together), tendons (bands connecting bones and muscles), a tough fibrous capsule lined by synovial fluid and the bursa (small fluid filled sacs that cushion bones, muscles and tendons near joints). The hip joint bears our body weight and helps us walk, jump and run.

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Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Hip Pain.

Top Five Homeopathic Medicines for Hip Pain

The top five homeopathic medicines for hip pain are Bryonia Alba, Rhus Tox, Colocynthis, Ruta Graveolens and Aesculus Hippocastanum.

1. Bryonia Alba – For Hip Pain on Movement

Bryonia Alba is a natural remedy sourced from the root of plant wild hops. It is highly effective for hip pain that gets bad with the slightest motion. One gets relief by taking rest, and also by warm applications (like hot water bottles, electric blanket,etc). The pain may be cramping, bruised, knife-like stitching/ stabbing type. Cracking sound in the hip joint emanates on walking. In some cases, pain from the hip may extend down to the knee.

When and How to use Bryonia Alba?

It can be used as a first remedy when hip pain worsens from the slightest motion and gets better by taking rest. The most common dose indicated for this medicine use is Bryonia 30C two to three times a day according to the severity of pain.

2. Rhus Tox – For Hip Pain at rest

Rhus Tox is a leading medicine for hip pain where the pain worsens at rest and gets better by continued motion. Additionally, the pain may increase from lying on the sides, and while rising after prolonged sitting. The pain from the hip may extend down the back of the thigh. Pain is accompanied by stiffness in hip joint. Use of Rhus Tox is also highly recommended for hip pain arising from overstraining or overstretching of muscles, tendons or ligaments, and also from injury.

When and How to use Rhus Tox?

This medicine is applicable when hip pain worsens at rest and improves with continuous motion. If someone is suffering hip pain due to over-use of hip joint, as from prolonged running, can also use this medicine. Though it can be used in different potencies like 30C, 200C, 1M, but the most frequently used dosage is 30C power. One may take Rhus Tox 30 C twice or thrice a day for good results.

3. Colocynthis – For Hip Pain which gets better by lying on affected side

It is a natural remedy sourced from the pulp of fruit of bitter cucumber. Colocynthis is highly beneficial for hip pain that gets better by lying on the affected side. In most cases, the pain from the hip radiates down the leg. The nature of pain can be crampy, constricting/ shooting type. It is also very helpful when the hip pain arises from pinched nerves,  like sciatica, and the hip pain goes down the lower limbs. Walking worsens the pain while taking rest brings relief. Applying pressure also brings relief from hip pain in cases requiring Colocynthis.

When and How to use Colocynthis?

Persons who have hip pain that gets better by lying on the affected side of pain can take this medicine. Initially, it is advised to start Colocynthis 30C one to three times a day based on the intensity of pain. Later, the dosage of this medicine can be increased after consulting homeopathic expert.

4. Ruta Graveolens – For Hip Pain from Inflamed, strained Tendons or Ligaments

Ruta Graveolens has marked action on tendons and ligaments. It is the first choice of medicine to treat hip pain from inflamed, strained tendons (bind muscle to bone) or ligaments (bind bone to bone). Those needing it feel soreness (pain felt on touching) in the hip, and pain worsens if the leg is stretched. Ruta reduces the inflammation of tendons/ligaments as well as the effects of strained tendons/ligaments, and relieves soreness and pain in the hip.

When and How to use Ruta Graveolens?

This medicine is recommended for cases where hip pain is a result of overstraining (arising due to overuse of hip joint like in running, jumping), or inflamed tendons or ligaments.

5. Aesculus Hippocastanum – For Hip pain caused by Walking or Stooping

It is an effective medicine for hip pain that increases by walking or stooping (bending the upper half of the body forward and down). Along with hip pain, a person complains of lower back pain and stiffness. It is the top-most medicine for hip pain that arises from arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or damage to hip joint.

When and How to use Aesculus Hippocastanum?

Those who have worsening in hip pain from walking and stooping can use this medicine. Among its various potencies, it is best to start with 30C potency, once or twice a day.

Note One may take the above-mentioned medicines for one or two months in recommended potency and dose. To continue further, or to increase the dose, it is advisable to consult a homeopathic practitioner.

Causes of Hip Pain

The causes of hip pain are wide and variable. It can simply arise from overuse of a joint or due to some heavy exercise that causes the straining of muscles, tendons or ligaments. It tends to resolve in a few days. Inflamed tendons (tendonitis) can also lead to hip pain which gets better in a few days. Long-term hip pain can arise from several underlying medical conditions as follows:

1. Hip arthritis (arthritis here means Inflammation): Various types of arthritis can cause hip pain. These mainly include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and infective arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune joint disorder in which the immune cells start to inflame and damage joints due to a misdirected response. Usually, it begins with small joints (especially finger joints) but afterwards hip joints can be affected too. Osteoarthritis refers to age-related wear and tear of the cartilage (that acts as a cushion between two bones of the joint) of a joint. Frequently, it occurs as a part of age-related degeneration but can arise from injury as well. Ankylosing spondylitis (affects the joints of the spine especially sacroiliac joint, a joint between the base of spine and pelvis). Infective arthritis which damages the joint cartilage can also cause hip pain.

2. Injury to hip: It includes any trauma or injury due to overuse. Trauma to the hip may lead to hip fracture, sprains, dislocated hip or damage to cartilage. Injury may be due to overuse caused by repetitive strain on hip muscle, tendons, ligaments or bones.

3. Bursitis: It refers to inflamed bursa i.e. small fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones, muscles and tendons near joints.

4. Pinched nerves like sciatica (pain along the path of sciatic nerve originating in the lower back and radiating down to the hip, then thighs, legs up to the feet).

5. Multiple causes like osteomyelitis (bone infection), osteoporosis (weak, brittle bones prone to easy fracture), avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue resulting from lack of blood supply) and bone cancer.

What are the Symptoms that can Accompany Hip Pain?

Apart from pain, there is stiffness in the hip, movement of the hip reduces, there is tenderness and a warm feeling across the hip. In some cases, there may be pain in the groin. Hip pain may make a person limp while walking. The pain from hip may radiate down the lower limb. Sometimes, the hip pain may be transferred down to the knee (also known as referred pain).


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  1. Dennis M. Miller says:


    What if you have hip pain, when standing/walking- (vs. not standing/walking)?



  2. Dear Dr Sharma,
    What homeopathic remedy/remedies is/are good for healing a meniscus tear in my left knee and stress fractures in both knees? Thank U 🙏🏻 for your consideration. Warmly, Jennifer C Moyer 🕉

  3. I have pain around the bursa plus they told me I have tears and arthritis. I have had a hip replacement and I get on the treadmill every day to walk. Please advise me what to do when the pain kicks in. Thank you

  4. Good morning Sir,
    I am suffering from hip pain that goes down to my thigh and knee. I am from Amritsar Punjab and have shown my x-ray to 2-3 doctors, and all are suggesting hip replacement. Kindly guide me as any homeopathy medicine will cure my disease or I will have to go through surgery.

    • Popping sound without pain coming when eating food for the last 1 suggest homeopathy remidies to recover

  5. Hi
    Hip pain better with motion.
    Sitting and laying down can have pain .
    Getting up from chair or bed is difficult but once waking and moving the pain lessens.
    Please advise.
    Thank you so so much, Cheryl

  6. sir, i am suffering with pain in right side of hip since two months , ortho doctors suggested for replacement of HIP joint of right side due to degenerative. is there any medicine in homeopathy to avoid operation. Thanking you sir,

    • Hello Dr.sir
      मै लखनऊ से हूँ।एक्सीडेंट मे वायेजर कोल्हू मे हेयर फ्रेक्चर हो गया। अब डा.THR की सलाह दे रहे है।होम्योपैथिक दवा कारगर हो सकती है ?

  7. Himanshu saxena says:

    Shramaji, I ma facing some pain on muscles in middle topmost portion from where hip line starts. Issue is with getting up after sitting on slightly hard surface or hard mattress . It pains while getting up..also some pain is felt while sitting on hard surface. After getting up and while walking no problem..
    Pls suggest a medicine…

  8. wilma schroeder says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,

    I have been struggling with hip pain (Right hip), in the joint, for two months. I had an x-ray and it showed osteoarthritis. The pain is referred, both downward and up, and there is daily pain in the joint.

    Do you recommend Aesculus Hippocastanum – Natural Medicine for Hip Joint Pain from Arthritis or Degenerative Disease, as I best deduced from reading this article?

    I appreciate any recommendations you can pass along.


  9. All these medicines will work as painkillers or will they cure the damage?? What for those who have hip dysplasia?

  10. K.A.Mallick says:

    Hi doctor
    I am having pain in the right hip for the last one week. It started suddenly. There is no psin when lying on bed, or sitting. But as, soon as I get up from the bed, it starts and some times it’s unbearable. Some times the pain goes down below the knee.
    Please suggest homeopathy medicine.

  11. shekhar kumar CHATTERJEE says:

    Gd morning Doctor,I am having hip joint pain since 20th august 2021.I am 68 yrs old. I used travel by rickshaw for short distance in my native place.Whenever I travel by rickshaw I raised my left leg.After coming from my native place in Bangalore.Pain started and still it is persist.I can not do puja in cross leg.I feel pain. In walking after few Minutes in whole left leg start paining. Can u advice any medicine.

  12. Nadeem Shahid says:

    I am 70 years old. 13 years ago I had severe pain on my right side hip joint pain which was so much that I could not walk or ascend or descend stairs without stick. Now after 13 years suffering from same pain from last 2.5 months. Took Bryonia and Arnica 30 for a week 3 times a day without any relief. I am talking “Gabapentin” 300mg 3 times a day with some sort of relief but after 5 hours pain starts again. What would be the best homeopathic remedies I may try.

    I cannot put my body weight on right leg. Very painful and almost impossible to put weight on right leg while climbing stairs. Right legs also gives a sharp pain if I stop while walking with the help of a stick if I stop suddenly and try to change direction on right leg. I tossed on bed constantly on bed untill I sleep.

    • David Shannon says:

      Hi I have had righ hip pain now for more than one year this seemed to start when I had a sore ankle I kept walking the dog on it a friend actually said to me that pain will go up into your hip well it has trying to put my right dock on can be one struggle some days are worse than others in ed sitting dow no pain but when walking it is painful some times more than others what would you recomme d

  13. M A Yahya says:

    I am 80 years old since past few week ,early morning when I get up from sleep may left hip joint start paining slowlsy theb slowly increase it agrivation snd stinging pain strectching through my left leg. After an ahour or two is subside automaticlly when go through my daily routine of excreation of stool and unrine
    please let me have a remidy



  15. Satish doshi says:

    Buttock pains

  16. Sir my father aged 67 has hip joint pain while walking or trying to stand straight when he is on bed or in sitting gesture feels no pain .
    For last 40 years he has shortening in right leg by one n half inches with left leg … one hip is already weak due to some bone related disease although it was cured years back when it is started.
    We also had MRI that suggest reducing of disc space at lumber region l2 l3 l4 ..
    Dr suggested for hip replacement which is not possible due to his age and condition he suffers from anxity due to high bp too

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