Hip Pain Treatment
The hips provide a critical function of mobility. They allow each leg to move while we walk and allow the entire body to pivot in motion, carry weight, bend, and provide strength. Without the hip joints, our legs are essentially useless. Hip injuries, as a result, remind us how important the joint can be when we lose function. The pain can be constant and excruciating, given how much the hips typically do for us. At Sykes Family Chiropractic in Durham, CT, our experts provide treatment for hip pain. We will help your body heal naturally so you can get back to doing what you love.
Common Hip Problems
Inflammation tends to be common hip problem, especially after an injury or with age. The joint itself does not inflame, because it’s made of bone, which has no ability to swell. Instead, the inflammation symptoms occur around the joint, particularly with circulation, cartilage, and tendons. The actual reaction is the body’s way of trying to immobilize the area when something is wrong, so inflammation is often not the actual issue. However, it can be very painful to live with, to the point of making it hard to walk or move.
With age comes weakening of the body, and osteoarthritis is another common condition that affects the hip joint. In this situation, the condition causes the loss of bone and cartilage, the cushion between the bones. As the degeneration continues, the use of the joint becomes more and more painful. There is no cure for arthritis conditions, but they can be treated to slow the degeneration and reduce the related pain.
Wear and tear also trigger joint pain, especially in the hips and shoulders. Heavy physical use from extreme motion, carrying, physical work, and more over the years causes breakdowns as the bones change and form differently from the regular heavy use.
Chiropractic Treatment for Hip Pain
When you visit our chiropractor, we will perform a physical exam to determine where your pain is coming from. After a diagnosis, our chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
One of the methods our chiropractor may use is spinal adjustments. A misaligned spine can put pressure on the hips and cause pain. By realigning the body, we can alleviate tension and inflammation. We also provide corrective exercises. Stretching and strengthening exercises will improve your range of motion as your hips heal. We also offer postural rehabilitation, massage therapy, and more to help treat hip pain or injuries.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor Today
At Sykes Family Chiropractic, our expert chiropractor in Durham, CT treats hip pain and related conditions. We provide a variety of non-invasive, drug-free solutions to help your body heal. We will help you get back to living a pain-free life. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today.