Help With Hip Pain!
Many patients come to us seeking relief for their hip pain. Hip pain can be caused by many things, and chiropractic can help, along with awareness of those causes. Here is what you need to know:
Osteoarthritis usually shows itself through joint pain. It is caused by the wear and tear your body experiences over time. People who struggle with weight issues are typically more prone to osteoarthritis because of the added stress on their joints.
SPRAINS, STRAINS, AND FRACTURES
Added strain on the muscles surround the low back, sprains to the ligaments around the joints, and fractures in the leg bones are all common causes of hip pain. Any strains or sprains to the ankles, knees, or low back can likely lead to hip pain.
We've heard plenty of people claim that one of their legs is shorter than the other, but that's usually not the case. However, misalignments can lead to one leg functioning as if it is shorter than the other. This leads to hip (and other) pain, and can fortunately be corrected through chiropractic treatments.
PAIN RELIEF STEROIDS
Many different steroids are recommended for long-term pain relief, but a side effect is that they can lead to joint degeneration. Additionally, steroids can reduce your body's ability to absorb calcium which can lead to an increased risk of osteoporosis.
SACROILIAC JOINT DYSFUNCTION
Your pelvis and sacrum meet at the sacroiliac joint, located at the base of the spine. This joint is vital to proper alignment of the spine, and if misaligned, can cause intense hip and low back pain.
There are many options for treating hip pain, including over-the-counter drugs, low-impact exercises like stretching, and non-impact exercises like swimming. You may have noticed something similar about these causes of hip pain: they can almost all be corrected through chiropractic!
During the initial chiropractic consultation, we will do an examination and also talk about any previous injuries, your family history, and level of discomfort. We will work to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs which may include chiropractic adjustments, exercise therapy, massage, and strengthening and stretching.
If you are experiencing hip pain, regardless of the cause, call us for a consultation. We'll help you find hip pain relief and get on the path to health!