Chiropractic Treatments for Hip Pain in Chicago
Hip pain is the general term used to define pain felt in or around the hip joint.
What is Hip Pain in Chicago?
It is occasionally associated with back pain. Causes of pain around the hip joint can be extra-articular or pain reported from nearby structures, including the sacroiliac joint, spine, pubic symphysis, or inguinal canal.
Possible causes of Hip Pain in Chicago
Some injuries and/or conditions can commonly cause hip pain. Osteoarthritis and arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, are to blame for hip pain in older people. Both can cause the cartilage in the hip joint to wear down more quickly and cause swelling in the area. Combined with the pain and discomfort, there is also reduced hip range of motion and stiffness.
Bursitis can also cause hip pain. The bags are synovial bags, secreting a liquid: the synovial fluid, which lubricates the joint surfaces, so that they work with less friction, reducing joint wear and inflammation. However, if the mechanical position is not correctly aligned, due to, for example, a pelvic tilt, friction increases, joint pressure increases and consequently it becomes inflamed. So the chain of pain is on.
Commonly, similar to bursitis, tendinitis can also cause inflammation and is usually caused by episodes of strong or repetitive stress caused by excessive movement or poor joint position, which in turn could be due to misalignment or subluxation.
The muscle or tendon may be the result of overuse or be in poor condition. Repeated physical activities can also add unnecessary amounts of pressure on the ligaments, tendons, and joints of the hip, especially those that support the buttocks. If any of these are inflamed, the hip will not be able to function normally and painful symptoms will result.
Hip fractures are very common and painful and occur more frequently in adults, older people, and those with osteoporosis, which is the weakening of the bones associated with age, among other factors.
Treatment for hip pain through Chiropractic in Chicago
Be sure to discuss possible treatment options with your doctor before considering any treatment choice that involves medication, injections, or surgery.
Chiropractic treatment for hip pain is an alternative to take into consideration, focusing first on finding the cause.
Many times the cause is biomechanical. The hip is of great importance at a static and dynamic level, and localized joint maladjustment or imbalance, treated by your doctor of Chiropractic, will prevent triggering, abnormal wear, consequent inflammation, and pain, which are the danger signs that the body sends to say: take care of me, something is very wrong in this area.
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