Hip pain is a common ailment among older adults. It affects about 14.3 percent of the older generation, significantly affecting their ability to move around. The hip joint is involved in many aspects of movement and body support. It is engaged in almost every possible movement you can make.
Usually, it develops due to osteoarthritis or an injury from a fall or accident. But it can be a symptom of another underlying condition. Chiropractic care has become the standard go-to solution for patients with hip pain.
Hip dysplasia is a congenital hip condition that affects the functionality of the hip. Usually, the hip socket does not join to the thigh bone correctly, causing a partial dislocation. The improper fit causes pain and limits the ability to move.
Arthritis is the most prevalent cause of hip pain among older adults. Specifically, osteoarthritis leads to joint degeneration and progressive loss of cartilage in the joint. Arthritis is incurable, but there are ways to prevent the worsening symptoms and slow the progression. Rheumatoid arthritis may lead to the same outcome, especially when it is not managed correctly.
When you exert too much force and pressure on the hip joint, it can lead to excessive wear and tear. From this, you may develop inflammation and arthritis, both causing hip pain. Also, you may develop pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons because of inflammation. Usually, this type of hip pain develops gradually as you continue to use your joints.
The first step in chiropractic care is diagnosing your hip pain's primary source or cause. Typically, you will see your chiropractor who will analyze your condition before starting any treatment.
Your chiropractor will develop a personalized treatment plan that will usually involve multiple options. On their part, they will work using specific adjustments to realign your hip and entire body.
Next, they will work with you to adjust your lifestyle for a better chance at improvement. They will prescribe a diet and specific exercises and stretches you can do at home to improve your mobility and strength.
The treatment chiropractors offer for hip pain focuses on the following:
In one study, they analyzed the effect of chiropractic care on patients with sciatica, a common cause of hip and lower back pain. Around 60 percent of the patients who had chiropractic care showed significant improvements, even in avoiding surgery.
Dr. Hunter Greenwood DC ND has over 38 years of experience helping thousands of patients recover from hip pain. Visit him at our Nixa, Missouri office, Chiropractor Plus, or call (417) 725-6655 to book an appointment today!
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