Relief from Hip Pain

Published May 10th, 2016 by Dr. Hoder

Hip pain is a pretty common ailment for patients first coming to a chiropractor. Your hip pain can be caused by many different things, and chiropractic can help, but so can awareness of what causes hip pain. Here's what you need to know:

Sprains, Strains, and Fractures

Putting strain on the muscles that surround your low back, spraining the ligaments around your joints, or fractures in your leg bones are very common causes of hip pain. Any sprains and strains to your knees, ankles, or low back will likely lead to hip pain. 


Osteoarthritis usually showcases itself with joint pain. It's caused by the wear and tear to your body over time. Typically people who struggle with weight issues are more prone to osteoarthritis due to increased stressed on their joints. 

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Your sacrum and your pelvis meet at your sacroiliac joint which is at the base of your spine. This joint is extremely important to your spinal alignment and if misaligned can cause severe low back and hip pain. 

Uneven Legs

Some people claim that one of their legs is shorter than the other, this is not usually the cause, but misalignments can lead to on leg functioning as if it is shorter than the other. This obviously leads to hip pain among other pain, which can be easily corrected through chiropractic care.

Pain Relief Steroids

There are many different steroids out there that are recommended for long-term pain relief, but they can degenerate your joints. Steroids also typically reduce your ability to absorb calcium which increases your risk of osteoporosis.

You may have noticed something similar about most of these causes of hip pain: that they can almost all be corrected through chiropractic care! If you have hip pain, no matter the cause, schedule an appointment with us. We'll get to the bottom of the cause and correct it! 

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