Chiropractic Care for Hip Pain
The hip joint is designed to withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. Your hips help to support your entire upper body while giving you strength, stability and mobility. When you start to experience pain in the hip, this pain can be debilitating making even simple movements such as climbing a flight of stairs a seemingly impossible task. If your hips are sore, or if you are experiencing pain in your hips, contact us at Superior Spine Care. No one should have to live with hip pain. When you visit us at Superior Spine Care, we will not just work to alleviate your hip pain, our team will work with you to get to the root of issue and prevent it from happening again.
Symptoms of Hip Pain
Hip pain can be caused by a number of dysfunctions in the joint itself or from the surrounding pelvic bones, muscles or ligments. Some of the most common symptoms of hip pain include:
Sharp shooting pain that comes and goes
Pain in the hip during long term sitting
Pain in the hip upon standing from a seated position
Tenderness or difficulty sleeping on the hip
What Can Cause Hip Pain?
Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteoarthritis of the hip is what we call the gradual wear and tear of the hip joint from aging. Usually patient will describe this pain as a deep ache that gradually worsens. X-Rays are useful to visualize the joint to see how much wear and tear is present. While most adults have some level of wear of their hips, if there is a significant amount, it is usually a good idea to see an orthopedic doctor, especially if conservative care is not helping. At Superior Spine Care we can help determine if your pain is from osteoarthritis and your best course of action is to see an orthopedic doctor, or if the hip pain is caused by something treatable with chiropractic care, physical therapy and/or massage therapy.
Most Hip Pain Caused by Movement Problem
For most of our patients, osteoarthritis is not the case. More often, the hip pain is coming from a biomechanical problem elsewhere in the body. In other words, there is a movement problem in the leg or the pelvis that is putting stress on the hip. Sometimes this dysfunction is coming from the ankle or foot. If you think of the ankle, knee, and hip as a “chain” of joints that have to work together, you can see how one area can affect another. If there is a restriction in the ankle it will become out of sync with the hip, and cause irritation of the hip. This irritation over time can lead to swelling and pain.
Realignment of Pelvis, Hip, Knee and Ankle
Other times this movement problem is coming from the lower back and pelvis itself. If the pelvis is “twisted” or if a problem in the lower back is causing the body to carry weight more on one side than the other, this causes one hip to become irritated. The hips are the two load bearing joints of the pelvis, and if they aren’t in balance with each other, the joint with more stress on it will become painful and swollen. By gently realigning the joints of the pelvis, hip, knee, and ankle, it allows the chain to move freely and reduce the stress on the hips.
Give us a call today to schedule an evaluation to see if we can help with your hip pain.
What Our Patients Are Saying
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I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Wensink's practice. After hurting my back about a year ago, I have been visiting on a regular basis and they are always accommodating with scheduling. Dr. Wensink takes the time to get to know you as a patient, and asks thoughtful questions to ensure that his treatment meets your needs. The practice is conveniently located and with occasional Saturdays makes it easy to find a time to visit.
Dr. Neil and his staff provide truly superior care. He is an experienced, very talented chiropractor who carefully investigates and effectively treats painful, complicated conditions. He is thoughtful, kind, and focused. The pleasant office is clean and well managed. He is one of the very best chiropractors I've seen. I highly recommend his practice.
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