The hips are one of the largest joints in your body and are extremely important in many different actions such as standing walking and running squatting just to name a few. While the hips are designed to withstand repetitive motion and general wear and tear, they can become damaged with age and overuse. Abnormal function of these joints can also lead to poor movement, pain and degeneration if not corrected.
Did you know…
Pain in the hips can come from many different causes, and the source of the pain needs to be accurately determined. Osteoarthritis, overuse of the joint, injury, trauma to the hip or pelvis area or even referred pain from the sacroiliac joints are also known to contribute to hip pain
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I visit a chiropractor for hip pain relief?
Chiropractic Care, if appropriate, may help in two ways: First they can work directly with both the hip and the knee to try to improve the movement of these joints. Secondly our Chiropractors can examine the pelvis and lumbar spine and if appropriate provide treatment for problems that are found in these areas. Clinically we often find that problems in the pelvis and lower spine affect a persons gait which can in turn lead to hip and knee pain. If appropriate we will then create a personalised plan that includes necessary chiropractic adjustments, exercises, posture advice and stretching to try to remove your symptoms and improve function.
What should I expect at my appointment?
Before any treatment starts it is important to examine the hip and also your spine, gait and posture to assess where exactly you pain is coming from and what is causing it. Treatment for your hip pain will often involve a number of allied
health professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors and exercise physiologists and will usually involve treatment of the hip, pelvis, spine and associated musculature. It will most often also involve specific stretching to the affected region.
Is there anything I can do between appointments to alleviate my hip pain?
Icing a joint that’s inflamed can lower inflammation and help with hip pain. Do this four or five times daily for about 10 to 15 minutes.