Hip Pain Treatment in Olney MD
Do your hips feel painful and make it difficult to get up in the mornings, move about during the day, and even lie in bed at night?
Hip joint pain can seriously interfere with your life, especially since you use your hips to sit, stand, walk. Which means your hips support you in everything you do! Your hips are amazingly strong and flexible joints, allowing you to move and rotate your legs in many different directions.
However, inflammation, bony growths, or a misaligned joint can limit your hip function and cause pain. At Moss Chiropractic in Olney, MD, our team helps make sure that your hips can move freely so you can enjoy an active lifestyle without pain and restrictions.
What’s causing my hip pain?
Your hip is a ball-and-socket joint that works to support the weight of your upper body, relying on many muscles and tissues to keep it mobile and stable so it can move properly.
Pain felt in the hips can stem from within the hip joints themselves, or it may be a result of an underlying problem in another part of the body such as the knees or even your feet.
Think of it like this: your hips and knees must function together in harmony for your body and posture to function properly since they are both weight-bearing joints. So if you’re experiencing a problem with your knee, that may stress your hips, or vice versa. If one part of the weight-bearing system is out of balance, it creates stress on the other parts and this can cause wear-and-tear of the joints and/or tight muscles.
For example, tight hip flexor muscles and weak gluteus medius muscles can cause your hip to rotate inward without you realizing it. This can cause painful problems as you put stress on the knee or hip.
Hip pain can also be caused by:
- referred pain from a pinched sciatic nerve
- a cartilage injury
- overuse injuries such as tendinitis and chronic muscle strain
- acute injuries, such as sprains, strains, and dislocation
- foot and arch problems
How can the team at Moss Chiropractic help my hip pain?
You shouldn’t suffer with hip pain. The best way to treat this common pain in the body is to address the cause early and find options that help your body heal faster and stronger. Tight hips can prevent you from living your life the way you want to and can to lead to knee or low back pain as well.
Our team at Moss Chiropractic will help assess your pain and create a custom treatment plan based on what is causing your pain. We will tailor a chiropractic and wellness program to you using highly-effective and non-invasive techniques specifically targeted to the cause of your hip pain. Our natural treatment approach to hip pain will enable you to avoid the risks and costs of drugs and surgery and get you back on the path to health.
What are the health benefits of chiropractic care for hip pain?
First, we will perform a thorough assessment of your hip, including its alignment and how it moves. We’ll look at your stance, posture, gait, and range of motion. This will allow us to determine the source of your hip pain.
Next, your care team at Moss Chiropractic will create a personalized treatment plan for you to normalize your joint function so you can get back to living life comfortably. Your treatment plan may include:
- Hip alignment to ensure the hip can move smoothly
- Manual and instrument adjustments to stretch and release tight muscles and connective tissue
- Hands on techniques to reduce inflammation and pain
- Mirror image exercise therapy and stretching to improve range of motion and hip flexibility
- Digital foot scan and examination to determine imbalances in your stance and feet that may be contributing to the hip symptoms
These treatments are safe and non-invasive. The goal is to reduce inflammation, improve joint mobility, strengthen weakened muscles, and relax any muscle spasms that are causing you pain.
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Getting Hip Pain Relief in Olney
If you’re suffering from hip pain, turn to your care team at Moss Chiropractic for relief. Book an appointment online today to improve your hip pain and achieve optimal wellness!
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