Hip pain is common and can make it difficult to do everyday tasks. Your hips are vital for mobility. When they start causing pain, it can be frustrating. However, chiropractic care can help. At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, BC, our chiropractor provides natural, effective treatment methods for hip pain. We look for the root cause of your pain and offer personalized treatment to help you heal.
There are many different factors and conditions that can cause hip pain. Here are some of the most common:
Arthritis: Arthritis is the most prevalent cause of hip pain in women, especially osteoarthritis. This condition causes the ball and socket to start wearing out. Arthritis pain occurs in front of your thigh or groin due to stiffness or swelling in the joint.
Bursitis/tendonitis: Special fluid-filled sacs provide cushion and protection to the joints. When the sacs located in the hips are inflamed or swollen, they can cause pain and stiffness in movement. Inflammation of the tendons can cause pain and swelling.
Hip fractures: As one grows old, the bones become weak and brittle. Weak bones are vulnerable to shattering during a fall.
Hip labral tear: This occurs after the ripping in the labrum (ring of cartilage) that surrounds the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint. The labrum acts like a rubber seal to assist in holding the ball at the top of your thighbone perfectly within your hip socket.
The symptoms of hip pain vary. However, it generally causes stiffness, pain when moving, and a reduced range of motion in the hip. To diagnose a hip injury, our chiropractor will perform a physical exam to find out what is causing your pain. We also look for any underlying conditions. After a diagnosis, our chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan.
Treatment varies depending on your injury. If our chiropractor notices a misalignment in the body, we will use an adjustment to take pressure off the hip joint. We also provide massage therapy and acupuncture, which can help the soft tissues around the hip heal. Additionally, we provide physiotherapy. This will improve your range of motion and reduce your chances of a recurring injury.
If you are suffering from hip pain, we can help. At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, BC, our chiropractor provides natural healing methods for hip pain. Call us today to schedule an appointment.