Hip Pain Treatment with Our Coon Rapids Chiropractor
Your hip joint is made to withstand repeated motions, movement and a lot of wear and tear. But if at any time the hip gets out of alignment, the entire gate and motion of the hip is altered and then starts causing problems in the body! The hip, which consists of a ball and socket joint, is the largest joint in your body. Cartilage prevents friction from occurring when the bone moves in the socket. Although your hips are durable, a joint that isn’t moving properly will become sore and is prone to injury in both every day and athletic activities. As your pelvis gets out of alignment, this places increased stress on the hip joint and the cartilage may wear down and/or become damaged and the tendons and muscles in your hips can get overused. Injury may also occur from a fall, running and all of these conditions may lead to pain in your hips. If you are experiencing hip pain, here are a few of the common causes and ways chiropractic care from your Coon Rapids chiropractor can help.
Common Causes of Hip Pain
There are many physically induced causes of Hip Pain which are normally ruled out by your MD:
- Hip fractures after a fall
- Cancer, such as bone cancer
- Hip labral tear (usually from a sports injury)
- Muscle or tendon strains
- Osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)
Then there are the ones that may be caused by misalignment of the hip joint and causing uneven wear and patterns of the movement of the hip. One of the most common causes of hip pain for people in our community of Coon Rapids MN is due to arthritis, which happens in a fixated, out of aligned joint, especially in the elderly. Arthritis causes inflammation of the hip joint and breakdowns the cartilage that cushions the hip bones. Other causes of hip pain may include:
Symptoms of Hip Pain
Depending on the cause of your hip pain, you may feel pain and/or discomfort in your thigh, groin, buttocks and/or inside/outside of your hip joint. You notice that your pain worsens with activity, especially if the hip pain is due to arthritis. For some, depending on the severity and cause of the hip pain, you may develop a limp from the persistent pain. You may also experience some compensatory changes in the knee, ankle or foot, due to the effect of change in how you walk.
How Can a Coon Rapids Chiropractor Help With Hip Pain?
If your hip pain is due to a strained tendon or muscle, tendinitis or osteoarthritis, you may find some relief with over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. However, if these treatments are only temporary and simply mask the pain, but seeking chiropractor care is beneficial for long-term relief. Our chiropractor may choose to include several types of treatment into your treatment plan, the main one being Chiropractic adjustments to realign your hip and the bones around it. He may also do other therapies to work with the muscles and ligaments that are effected such as : light exercise, range of motion therapy, physical therapy and/or massage therapy. Along with techniques used in the office to relieve your hip pain, chiropractic care may also include recommendations for lifestyle changes, such dietary changes if you are overweight (this adds stress to the hip joint).
Contact Caring Chiropractic Center in Coon Rapids, MN to Schedule Your Next Appointment
If you are experiencing hip pain and want to find a safe, natural form of relief, contact Caring Chiropractic Center to schedule a consultation. You can reach us at (763)421-1905 or visit our practice located at 10811 Xavis St NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. In addition, You can an appointment with us online here!