When you were younger, you probably never considered your hip health and you probably thought hip problems only happened to 80-year-olds after a bad fall. So you might be surprised if you start feeling pain in your hip region in your thirties or forties.
Finding the source of the problem. The first step is to figure out what is causing your hip pain. When the discomfort seems centered on the hip or even radiating into the groin, this usually signals a problem with the joint. Often this issue is related to…
- A sprain or strain
- Hip fracture
- Hip dislocation
- Bursitis (an inflammation in the hip joint)
- Synovitis (an inflammation in the membrane of the joint)
- Pinched nerves
- An infection in the bone
- Inguinal hernia
Chiropractic care can help. Depending upon the exact cause of the pain, chiropractic care can usually relieve symptoms. Adjustments are aimed at reducing inflammation, improving mobility in the joint, and relieving muscle spasms. We can also address any joint dysfunctions that are preventing the area from healing, and discuss sleeping positions and other habits that might be aggravating the problem.
Maybe it’s not your hip after all… Sometimes the muscles around your hip joint can become sore. In this case the pain will be focused in your upper thigh, outer hip, or outside edge of your buttocks. Make an appointment with us, and we can help you determine the cause of the pain, and decide what to do about it.