Hip Pain is a condition that can affect people in many different ways with a range of potential causes. The hip is crucial to a number of functions of the human body including keeping us upright, allowing us to bear weight, to walk properly, to run, to jump, to kick, and other bodily movements. Because the hip is so vital to our range of motion, when the hip is causing pain it can have significant consequences. These consequences can severely affect both our ability to function and our quality of life. Fortunately, there are chiropractic treatment options that can effectively deal with hip pain, either greatly reducing or eliminating it and restoring active living.

The term “hip” describes a region of the body located near the waist that includes three bones of the pelvis that fuse into the hip bone. Also located in the hip region is the hip socket or joint. This ball and socket type joint is also allowed movement from the hip muscles also located in the hip region.

Common Reasons for Hip Pain

Because of the complexity of the hip region and the significant role it plays in our movement, there are a large number of issues that can cause hip pain. One of the most common is 7870606800_ed18d05c66_opressure in the hip joint caused by fluid or blood filling the socket due to an illness or injury. Bursitis, which is the inflammation of the sac outside the hip is also a common cause for pain and is usually attributed to overuse or acute injury. Among older adults, osteoarthritis and other inflammatory diseases are also very common. These are considered degenerative diseases, and while there is not a distinct cure, there are certainly treatments that can slow this progression and relieve chronic pain.

Overuse and trauma are also very common causes of hip pain. Heavy use of the hip joint can cause wear to the cartilage surrounding the hip joint and cause arthritis or inflammation. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the hip region are also susceptible to inflammation and pain through routine daily activities that put stress on the hip. Typically this type of hip pain will worsen over time without treatment and rest. Trauma including hip dislocation and fractures can also be a source of severe pain, and injury even without a break or dislocation can cause significant pain in the hip as well. In some cases, the pain felt in the hip may even be caused by issues elsewhere in the body such as a hernia or spinal degeneration.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Because the causes of hip pain are vast, it is important that you seek the advice of chiropractic professionals to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your symptoms. Visiting a chiropractor early can greatly reduce or avoid any chronic or lasting effects so it is important to make an appointment at the onset of hip pain. A thorough examination will be completed along with a discussion about your medical history and lifestyle to determine the likely cause and contributing factors. Once a diagnosis is determined, a personalized care plan will be developed and may include chiropractic adjustments, exercises and stretches, massage, physical therapy, and rest. The goal for treatment will be to reduce any inflammation and strengthen the hip area, as well as work to improve joint mobility. Severe cases or conditions may require additional intervention such as surgical repair; however these cases are relatively rare.

Accelerate Chiropractic Can Relieve Your Hip Pain!

At Accelerate Chiropractic, we are able to effectively diagnose, educate you on the issue, and successfully treat the underlying cause of your hip pain. We are dedicated to restoring your mobility and quality of life, and we work closely with you to develop and implement a treatment plan that reduces or eliminates your hip pain as quick and non-invasive as possible.

Dr. Dave Yancey and Dr. Erika Yancey are skilled and trained in the conditions that cause health pain, and are passionate about your care. Learn about our experience and contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation. It’s time to reclaim the freedom that comes with mobility and comfort through Accelerate Chiropractic’s care.
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