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
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 TreatmentBecause 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.