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Can a Chiropractor Help With Hip Pain?

Can a Chiropractor Help With Hip Pain?

Hip pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek chiropractic care. Learn more about chiropractic treatment for hip pain below, and schedule an appointment with Peak Chiropractic in Celebration, FL today.

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Understanding the Hips

Before we dive into the common causes and treatment options for hip pain, it can help to have a basic understanding of the hips’ structure.

The acetabulum is the socket connecting the hip bone to the femur. Although these are some of the most durable bones in the body, they do become worn overtime, especially with constant use. When the cartilage in the joint becomes reduced due to friction, it can result in pain and inflammation near the joint or in other locations near the hip. The specific symptoms involved can reveal a lot about the source of your hip pain.

Common Causes of Hip Pain

There are many possible causes of hip pain. Hip pain caused by arthritis may not be the same as the pain caused by trauma or overuse. By identifying your specific symptoms and understanding the cause your pain, we can create the most effective treatment plan.

These are some of the most common types of hip pain we’ve seen from our patients:

Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that causes aching joints. It is common among the elderly. The hip joint can be affected by both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Both conditions can reduce mobility while causing pain in the hip. Chiropractic therapy is often effective at reducing these symptoms and restoring mobility.

Trauma

Injuries ranging from football mishaps to car accidents can lead to recurring hip pain. This type of injury can take place in an instant but will frequently cause long-term problems and mobility issues. While medicine is often used in response to an injury, chiropractic care may be able to manage your symptoms without the need for addictive pain medications.

Overuse

People who have jobs that require them to bend down a lot and carry heavy loads often experience excessive strain on their joints, including their hips. Friction on the hips wears down the cartilage, causing inflammation that results in pain and limits your range of motion. Laser therapy and other chiropractic treatments can help to reduce this inflammation and reduce your pain symptoms.

Bursitis

Your bursae are sacs that ease the friction between muscle, bones, and tendons. In cases of bursitis, these sacs become inflamed and cause pain for the patient. If bursitis occurs in the hips, it can affect the patient’s ability to stand and walk without pain.

How Chiropractic Therapy Can Help

Chiropractic Adjustments with Ultralign

Our advanced Ultralign system allows us to make subtle adjustments with no cracking or popping. Chiropractic adjustments to your lower spine can have a surprising affect on your hip pain, and may eliminate it altogether.

Laser Therapy

Lasers have become a useful tool in many clinics, providing many benefits that can relive your hip pain. At our practice, we offer laser therapy that is completely safe and known to be effective at reducing the most common cause of pain— inflammation. The lasers are considered low-level, meaning they don’t disturb your skin at all. They are popular for their profound effect on pain symptoms.

Hydromassage Therapy

Experience our next-generation massage therapy that uses the power of water while to massage you while you stay dry and relaxed. Hydromassage therapy is a high-tech treatment that is designed to provide deep relaxation and ease the pain in your muscles and joints. Massage is one of the earliest and most effective pain treatments known to man, and our hydromassage is a remarkable solution you’ll have to experience for yourself.

Make an Appointment

Since the hips are involved in many common movements such as standing and walking, it’s important to seek help for your hip pain before it becomes worse. Chiropractic treatments are effective at reducing inflammation and improving mobility, and they may be the optimal solution to your hip pain.

Contact Peak Chiropractic in Celebration, FL today to make an appointment and speak to our chiropractic team about your condition.

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Dr. Stephen Brenan has been a licensed chiropractor for more than 20 years. At his practice in Celebration, Florida, he combines a hands-on, patient-centric approach with cutting-edge technology. He uses this blog to share reliable information about health conditions, pain management, de-stressing, nutrition, fitness, chiropractic practice, and more about health and wellness.

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