Hip Pain

Hip pain can be caused by a variety of conditions. Hip pain can be very debilitating due to the fact that much of the forces absorbed by our bodies through activities such as walking and sports, are absorbed in the hip joint. The most common condition aftecting the hip is osteoarthritis, which can cause pain and stiffness and occurs primarily in the elderly. Other conditions can result from imbalances and dysfunction in muscles surrounding the hip such as psoas, hip adductors, gluteals, quads, and the iliotibial band. Chiropractors are able to diagnose these conditions, as well as many others, and design a treatment plan to address the muscular and joint irritation to help the patient deal with pain, and get them to participate in activities of everyday living.Other causes of hip pain that is treatable by chiropractors include trochanteric bursitis, sciatica, meralgia paresthetica, piriformis syndrome, labral tears, sacroiliac joint syndrome, femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), and snapping hip syndrome.

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