Hip pain is one of the most common complaints for patients seeking help from chiropractic. Hip pain can be caused by a variety of things, and while chiropractic can help so can awareness of what causes hip pain and how to prevent it:
1. Strains, Sprains and Fractures
Straining the muscles that surround your low back, spraining the ligaments around your joints, or fracturing the legs in your bones are a very common cause of hip pain. Any sprains or strains to your knees, ankles or low back will also likely lead to hip pain. This is because your hips are compensating for your weakened areas.
Joint pain can sometimes be a sign of of osteoarthritis. It's caused by the wear and tear on your body over time. Typically people who have weight issues are more prone to osteoarthritis due to increased stressed on the joints.
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Your sacrum and pelvis meet at your sacroiliac joint at the base of your spine. This joint is extremely important to your spinal alignment. Consider it the foundation. If misaligned can cause extreme low back and hip pain. This can easily be corrected with the help of chiropractic care.
You may have heard or thought that one of your legs is shorter than the other. While this is not usually the case, and is actually a spinal misalignment it can still lead to hip pain. This can be easily corrected with the help of chiropractic.
Pain Relief from Steroids
Steroids are commonly prescribed for long-term pain relief, but they can actually degenerate your joints. Steroids can also reduce your ability to absorb calcium and increase your risk of osteoporosis.
You may think I sound like a broken record that chiropractic can help with majority of the issues that lead to hip pain. If you have hip pain, regardless of the cause, schedule and appointment with us. We'll get to the bottom of the cause so we can correct it and prevent your hip pain from recurring.