Hip pain is widespread and can affect kids and adults. Symptoms can vary from pain, discomfort, and stiffness in the groin, buttocks, or thigh and radiate into the knee. Pain, weakness, and lack of mobility can worsen with weight-bearing activities such as running, standing, sitting, and walking.
Hip pain can have several causes: biomechanical imbalances, poor posture, sacroiliac joint (SI joint) dysfunction, tendonitis or tearing, hernias, bursitis, and osteoarthritis. It’s also possible that hip pain isn’t coming from the hip. Pain can also be caused by sciatica, piriformis syndrome, disc herniation, scoliosis, or nerve pain originating from the lumbar spine.
Chiropractic care for hip pain can effectively improve the body’s proper alignment, mobility, and strength and reduce pain. Various chiropractic techniques can provide significant relief, such as spinal, pelvic, and sacroiliac joint manipulation and a Thompson drop table, flexion-distraction, Activator®, and Arthrstim® instrument adjusting.
Patients often find significant relief of hip pain from chiropractic adjustments alone. Still, additional methods to relieve hip pain may be combined with adjustments such as stretching, manual and physical therapy, hot and cold packs, Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS or e-stim), home exercises, massage, postural and ergonomic advice.
Whether it’s a recent injury or chronic condition, many patients can reduce or get rid of their hip pain altogether through chiropractic care without the need for medication or surgery. Call or schedule an appointment with us today.