How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Hip and Pelvic
Updated: Aug 19, 2022
Our hips are integral to our bodies - they provide support and allow us to stay upright, as well as playing a key role in walking, running, jumping and kicking. However, due to the amount of wear and tear they experience, hips are susceptible to damage and pain. Pelvic pain can have debilitating effects, making it difficult to carry out everyday activities. For this reason, it is important to seek professional help when you start experiencing hip or pelvic pain. A qualified chiropractor will be able to diagnose your pain and create an individual treatment plan. Chiropractic care can provide relief for those suffering from hip and pelvic pain, helping them to regain mobility and live a pain-free life.
What Causes Hip and Pelvic Pain?
Hip and pelvic pain results from various factors. Some of the factors that cause hip and pelvic pain include abnormalities of the soft tissues, underlying diseases, spine or back problems, and inflammation. You can learn more about the causes of hip and pelvic pain below:
Your hip or pelvis pain could be due to the result of various injuries like Tailbone (coccyx) injury, pelvic floor weakness, hip bursitis, osteitis pubis, and hip impingement. Coccyx injuries are normally caused by falls and sitting on hard surfaces. Osteitis pubis is an inflammatory condition that affects the joint of the two pubic bones. Pregnancy, obesity, inactivity,and heavy lifting are the leading causes of a weak pelvic floor. Hip bursitis results from the excessive rubbing of hip muscles. Hip impingement is a painful bony growth that restricts hip movement.
Inflammation is a major cause of hip and pelvic pain. It can occur on the structures within the hip joint, such as the femoral head, or on the ligaments and structures surrounding it. This inflammation restricts the movement of the femoral head, creating a space that fills with blood and fluid, causing pain. Another cause of hip pain is bursitis, which is inflammation of a sac outside of the hip. Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation of the spine, and inflammatory bowel diseases are also leading causes of hip and pelvic pain.
Those who suffer from osteoarthritis know all too well the impact this degenerative disease can have on their quality of life. Joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation can make everyday activities difficult and even impossible. Though osteoarthritis is most common among older adults, it can affect people of any age. Fortunately, qualified chiropractors can help to slow the progression of this disease and prevent existing symptoms from worsening. Through a combination of manual therapies and targeted exercises, chiropractors can help to keep joints healthy and improve range of motion. In addition, they can provide advice on how to manage pain and minimize stress on the joints. As a result, chiropractic care can play a vital role in managing osteoarthritis. Overuse Injuries Hip and pelvic pain caused by routine daily activities that stress the hips and cause inflammation of the tendons, ligaments, and hip muscles develop gradually.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Hip and Pelvic Pain When searching for answers to your hip and pelvic pain, it is important to consult with a professional who can offer you a comprehensive and individualized plan of care. At our office, we specialize in providing high-quality chiropractic care to patients suffering from hip and pelvic pain. After evaluating your medical history and performing various physical examinations, we will be able to determine the source of your pain and create a personalized treatment plan accordingly. Our focus is on using non-invasive methods, such as ice and heat therapy, chiropractic adjustments, stretching, massage, and exercise therapy, to reduce inflammation, improve joint mobility, strengthen weak muscles, and overall improve function. Surgery should always be considered as a last resort option and we are committed to helping our patients avoid risky procedures and the high costs associated with them. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you achieve improved mobility, flexibility, and function, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.