Excruciating hip pain can affect your mobility and independence. With extensive use, the hip joint is prone to wear and tear resulting in pain. There’s an increasing number of people of all ages who seek medical treatment for hip joints. Some culprits of hip pain are as a result of underlying medical conditions, while some are due to past injuries and trauma. One effective way you may be able to treat your hip pain is by visiting a chiropractor. They can offer a natural way of minimising the symptoms associated with hip pain. First, let’s explore the reasons behind your hip pain and how a chiropractor could help.
What causes hip pain?
Arthritis of the hip
Osteoarthritis of the hip can lead to inflammation of the hip joint due to the breaking down of the cartilage tissue. This pain can typically be found around the groin, thigh or buttock, and can hinder movement. Along with many other forms of treatment, chiropractic care offers a holistic way of treatment and pain relief. An experienced chiropractor can effectively help manipulate the tissues around the hip joint to relieve the tenderness.
Bursitis is an inflammation of the fluid-filled sac near the hip joint that helps reduce the friction of the body tissues. Bursitis can be caused by past injuries to the hip, incorrect posture, activities that injure the joint area, previous surgery or other stress conditions around the hip joint. Chiropractic massage aims at reducing the inflammation and relaxing the muscle to ease the pain.
Hip flexor strain
When the hip muscles are overused especially during physical activities, they might become overstretched and torn. Melville Wellness chiropractors offer a natural way of tending to hip pain as a result of strain. Their care involves personalised exercises and stretching that help strengthen the muscle to offer a speedy recovery.
Sacroiliac joint syndrome
Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can cause pain that starts from the lower back and buttocks and may radiate to the lower hip, groin and upper thigh. Chiropractic is known as an effective and gentle method of treatment through spinal manipulation and mobilisation.
Don’t let your hip pain hinder your mobility, give us a call at Melville Wellness to discuss your treatment options.