Your hips are important to the most basic functional movements, from walking to bending over. If you have chronic hip pain, it makes daily activities challenging, but you don’t need to suffer. The doctors at ChiroFit in Barrington, Illinois can help diagnose what’s behind your hip pain and develop a treatment plan. Book a consultation with ChiroFit, either by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
Your hip undergoes a lot of movement every day. If it regularly aches or causes sharp bouts of pain, it needs treatment. Hip pain may also radiate to the thigh, groin, or buttocks. You may feel pain on the inside and outside of the joint.
The hip joint can suffer pain due to overuse or dysfunctional movement patterns. Other causes can be:
The doctors at ChiroFit can help determine whether the cause of your hip pain is musculoskeletal. Often it may be due to inflammation of the connective tissue, as with tendonitis or bursitis. Sometimes hip pain may occur due to subluxations, or misalignments, of the vertebrae of the back. The shift in the position of the vertebrae can cause pinched nerves that cause symptoms in the hip. Disc bulges and herniations can also create pain in the hip and can be treated with soft tissue and physical therapy.
The experienced chiropractors at ChiroFit use manual adjustments to coax your body back into alignment. They also offer other healing therapies and corrective exercises to ease your pain and prevent it from coming back in the future.
Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa sacs that are located in joints and filled with lubricating fluid. They normally offer relief from rubbing, friction, and irritation -- but when they become inflamed due to overuse or injury, they become their own source of pain.
The chiropractors at ChiroFit offer manual adjustments to restore the normal biomechanics of the hip and reduce the friction leading to the irritation of the bursa. Multiple adjustments are necessary to fully benefit from the skeletal alignment changes induced by chiropractic.
In addition, ChiroFit offers corrective exercise and physical therapy to address muscle imbalances that may be putting extra stress on your hips and contributing to the irritation of the bursa.
Hip tendonitis usually develops over time, as the tendon is put under excess strain. Your hip will feel tender at the point of origin of the tendon. Corrective exercises and gentle stretching help relieve the pain and ease the overuse injury. ChiroFit’s doctors can also evaluate your movement patterns to teach you ways to discourage tendonitis from becoming a chronic problem.