Non-Surgical Treatment for Hip Pain

What You Need to Know

Hip pain can be a debilitating condition that can severely limit your ability to perform even the simplest of daily activities. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to hip pain, including injury, overuse, arthritis, and other medical conditions. Fortunately, there are many non-surgical treatment options available to help manage hip pain and improve your quality of life.

At ChiroFit Studio in Chatsworth, California, we specialize in providing non-surgical treatment for hip pain. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals is dedicated to helping patients manage their pain and achieve optimal health and well-being.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Hip Pain

What is Non-Surgical Treatment for Hip Pain?

Hip pain can be debilitating, but there are many non-surgical treatments that can help relieve pain and improve function. These treatments are usually the first line of defense before considering surgery.

Options For Non-Surgical Treatment for Hip Pain

  • Exercise Rehabilitation – Exercise rehabilitation is a non-invasive treatment option that can help manage hip pain and improve mobility. Our team uses a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and modalities to help reduce pain and improve function.
  • Chiropractic Care – Chiropractic care can help to address misalignments in the spine and pelvis that may be contributing to hip pain. Our chiropractors use a variety of techniques, including adjustments and spinal decompression, to help alleviate pain and improve mobility.
  • Massage Therapy – Massage therapy can help to reduce muscle tension and improve circulation, which can help to reduce pain and inflammation in the hip joint.
  • Acupuncture – Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting thin needles into specific points of the body. This technique can help to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and reduce pain.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy – PRP therapy is a regenerative medicine technique that involves injecting a concentration of platelets from the patient’s blood into the affected area. This can help to promote healing and reduce inflammation in the hip joint.

At ChiroFit Studio, we offer a comprehensive range of non-surgical treatment options for hip pain. Our healthcare professionals work together to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to the individual patient’s needs and goals.

What Causes Hip Pain?

Hip pain can come from many sources. Pinpointing the cause of the pain is vital to successfully treating the root of the pain rather than the symptom. The following are the most common causes of pain in the hip.

Overuse

Wear and tear on the cartilage surrounding the hip joint can lead to painful inflammation and arthritis. Everyday activities place stress on the hip and this may lead to inflammation of the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Hip pain due to overuse usually develops gradually.

Trauma

A dislocation or fracture of the hip joint can certainly cause pain. Direct trauma can usually be detected on an X-ray. While anyone can suffer a hip fracture or dislocation, fractures are most common among seniors who may have poor balance and aging bones. Sometimes there is no fracture, but an injury causes the muscles and ligaments of the hip to be bruised, strained, or sprained.

Osteoarthritis or Inflammatory Disease

Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of hip pain among older adults. Osteoarthritis causes a cycle of progressive cartilage loss as well as joint degeneration. This painful and degenerative condition has no cure, but the progression of the disease can be slowed to prevent symptoms from worsening. Patients with hip osteoarthritis (HOA) may benefit from chiropractic care. One study found that 83% of patients improved within 9 visits to a chiropractor. Treatment for HOA may include axial manipulation of the hip, full kinetic chain treatment (or manipulative therapy), and stretching.

Other inflammatory diseases may also be responsible for pain in the hip, including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation of the spine, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Inflammation

Hip pain may come from the hip joint itself or the ligaments surrounding the joint. The joint has space inside for the femoral head to move in the socket. If an illness or injury triggers inflammation of the joint, this space will become filled with blood or fluid and cause sharp pain, especially when you move. Bursitis, or inflammation of the sac outside the hip joint, is also a common source of hip pain. Bursitis is usually related to overuse or a minor injury.

Referred Pain

Pain in the hip may not be caused by any problem with the hip; instead, this pain may be referred to from another area of the body. For example, pain in the hips and lower back may be a problem with the sacroiliac joints that connect the iliac bones to the sacrum. Sciatica is one of the most common forms of referred pain. This irritation of the sciatic nerve can cause pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, and legs.

Pelvic Misalignment

Pelvic misalignment can have comprehensive symptoms that may take months or years to show up, but the first symptom is usually a difference in leg length. A discrepancy in leg length may be mistaken as a biomechanical issue when it may be a temporary problem caused by poor pelvic alignment. Unfortunately, doctors may be quick to turn to orthotics, but corrective exercises may be the most appropriate course of action to address the problem.

Pelvic misalignment is a serious problem as it can cause many potential injuries. The raised side of the hip will experience greater impact and torsional forces which will increase the risk of hip injuries and soreness. This discrepancy can also lead to hamstring strains, IT band syndrome, and a runner’s knee, a painful condition in which the knee joint sustains an injury from excessive force.

Pelvic misalignment, once correctly identified, can be treated effectively through non-surgical sports massage from a chiropractor. Myofascial release techniques and therapeutic massage can loosen up the hip abductors, quadratus lumborum, and iliopsoas muscles which are usually responsible for pelvic misalignment. Preventative and corrective exercises can also help the hips get back into the correct alignment.

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How Can ChiroFit Studio Help with Non-Surgical Treatment for Hip Pain?

At ChiroFit Studio, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care and attention. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals includes chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists, who work together to provide integrated and comprehensive care to our patients.

During your initial consultation, we will conduct a thorough evaluation to assess your condition and identify any underlying factors that may be contributing to your hip pain. We will then work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Our team will work with you to improve your strength, flexibility, and range of motion, using a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and other modalities. Our chiropractors will address any misalignments in the spine and pelvis that may be contributing to your hip pain, using a variety of techniques such as adjustments and spinal decompression. Our massage therapists will help to reduce muscle tension and improve circulation, and our acupuncturists can help to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.

In addition to non-surgical treatment options, we also offer nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice to help patients make positive changes that can help to manage their hip pain and improve their overall health and well-being.

Conclusion

At ChiroFit Studio in Chatsworth, California, we offer a range of non-surgical treatment options for hip pain, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Our experienced healthcare professionals will work with you to determine the underlying cause of your hip pain and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

If you’re suffering from hip pain and are looking for non-surgical treatment options, don’t wait any longer. Contact ChiroFit Studio today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward living a pain-free life.

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