The hip joint can endure wear and tear and repeated motion. It is designed to allow smooth, fluid movement. It has a cushion of cartilage that helps prevent friction when you move. While this ball-and-socket joint is the body’s largest with a functional design, it’s not indestructible. Our chiropractors offer many treatment options, which are highly effective for patients experiencing hip pain.
What Can Cause Hip Pain?
Hip pain can result from many factors, including irregularities of the soft tissues, joints, bones, nerves, and blood vessels of the hip. Some diseases can cause hip pain as well, including arthritis, trochanteric bursitis, and shingles. Other causes of hip pain include trauma or injury to the hip, often from a problem with the spine or back.
Any illness or injury that causes irritation in the hip joint will create space to fill with fluid, causing the hip capsule lining to stretch. This pain may worsen with activity and can eventually cause a reduced range of motion, or even a limp.
How Can Chiropractors Help Hip Pain?
Most primary care physicians will recommend over-the-counter pain medications or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to help reduce hip pain. If the source of your hip pain is rheumatoid arthritis, you may be prescribed corticosteroids or anti-rheumatic drugs like methotrexate.
When it comes to chiropractic care, after determining the source of your hip pain, your chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan, which usually includes a combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage, exercise therapy, and stretching. When it comes to healing the hip, chiropractic care can help ease inflammation, strengthen deteriorated muscle, improve joint movement, and relax muscle spasms.
If you’ve been dealing with hip pain, it’s time to contact the chiropractors at Martin Family Chiropractic Centers. As our patient, we will help create a personalized plan using highly effective, non-invasive techniques targeted at your hip pain. Our natural treatments for hip pain will allow you to avoid the risks and costs of drugs and surgery. Give our Concord, Brentwood, Pleasant Hill office a call today (925) 681-0801.