Hip pain can persist for years and can impede your ability to perform
many common tasks that you probably took for granted before the
injury. If everyday activities such as getting in and out of a car, walking
up a flight of stairs or even picking up an object from the floor are
bothersome, you may have improper movement or fixation of the hip
joint itself. Hip pain can affect people of all ages and be caused by
injuries to the hip joints and muscles, or by conditions such as
tendinitis, bursitis, or osteoarthritis. Pain isn’t any fun, but hip pain
can be especially irritating, as it often keeps people from moving
around the way they would like.
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, cushioned by cartilage and held
together by muscle groups and ligaments responsible for moving the
leg in multiple directions. These muscle groups also help stabilize hip
and leg movements. Our hips have a huge weight to bear: That of our
entire upper body! Experiencing joint pain day after day without relief
can lead to “staying off” the joint, which often weakens the muscles
around it so it becomes even more difficult to move. Over time, a hip
injury can make you feel very unstable. If left unattended, this instability
may lead to falls, which will only make your problem worse.
Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the
outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons
and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable
clues about the underlying cause. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms
so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the underlying problem.
Common complaints we hear about hip pain include:
- Interrupted sleep from pain in the hip.
- Difficulty moving legs after sitting in a car for a long time or getting out of bed each day.
- Pain upon rotating the hips or crossing the legs.
- Inability to walk comfortably on the affected side.
- Constant never ending pain.
- Inability to bend the hip.
- Swelling of the hip or the thigh area.
Chiropractic Hip Pain Solutions
We can provide relief with a drug free, non invasive approach that will reduce hip pain and often eliminate it
completely. A good percentage of hip pain cases are the result of misalignments and imbalances of the hip itself.
Hip surgeries take place at an alarming rate these days, and many could be avoided if people experiencing hip
pain would see a chiropractor first. Our well-rounded approach allows us to successfully treat many cases of hip
pain where other treatments have failed.
The first chiropractic treatment will include mild mobilization adjusting techniques to the affected hip joints. In
addition to your adjustments, as an integral part of your chiropractic management, we will provide individualized
rehabilitative exercises that include gentle muscle stretching and strengthening, and will also evaluate your gait
to determine if simple gait pattern changes are needed. Hip problems whether acute or chronic can both benefit
from supportive care. Proper exercise, stretching, nutrition, and support can all aid in your recovery and enhance
your functionality. Our chiropractor’s will provide you with a number of recommendations to help you maintain
mobility while minimizing joint irritation.
Chiropractic treatment results include:
Your hip pain won’t vanish by itself. Pain indicates that something needs to be remedied. So, don’t put off until
tomorrow, what truly needs to be done today. Our chiropractors can help to get you out of pain, get your body back
into balance, and help you get back to enjoying your life again! So if you or someone you love is experiencing hip
pain, please get in touch with our chiropractic office today. We’ll take great care of you and get you feeling better
before you know it.
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved movement of the joint
- Relaxation of painful muscle spasm
- Strengthening of weakened muscles
- Improved stability, mobility and balance.