Your hips are a part of your body you might not much consider until an issue arises, at which point you might not be able to think of anything else. At Health Atlast, a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals offers several treatments of hip pain. There are six offices, in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, Fountain Valley, and Costa Mesa, California, making it easy to find one close to where you live or work. Book an appointment today online or by phone to learn more about the holistic care available for hip pain and many other conditions.
Your hip is a strong and stable joint that not only helps support the weight of your upper body, but also enables you to walk, run, crouch, and sit. Because you use your hip joints throughout each day, hip injuries aren’t uncommon.
Hip pain can be felt within your joint and/or in your groin. You might also notice pain in the area around your hip, in your upper thigh, or the outer area of your buttock. Hip pain can be a dull, constant ache or a sharp, acute pain.
Hip pain is often caused by overextending your hip joint while working out or engaging in physical activity. Strains or sprains in your muscles, tendons, and ligaments will usually begin aching a few hours afterward.
The many other potential causes of hip pain include:
Your treatment depends on the reasons behind your hip pain. Scheduling a diagnostic exam is the first step to relief.
During your initial visit, your practitioner discusses your symptoms in detail. You’re asked to share your personal and family health history, which is added to your medical record.
A physical exam follows, allowing your doctor to evaluate your hip mobility and assess your pain level. X-rays and other imaging tools can give your doctor greater insight into the inner workings of your hip joint. A blood test might also be needed to look for signs of infection or certain diseases that can contribute to hip pain.
A chiropractor can relieve some types of hip pain by correcting alignment issues in your lower spine. In some cases, manipulating your hip joint itself can correct certain problems. Your practitioner is trained in many hands-on techniques to move misaligned bones back into their proper position.
Far too many men and women assume that surgery is the only effective treatment of hip pain. While there are certainly conditions where surgery is the right course of action, many cases can be treated without the risks that come with invasive surgery.
Chiropractic care offers the chance to relieve pain and improve joint mobility without the need for anesthesia, pharmaceuticals, and long recovery times.
To explore chiropractic and other treatments of hip pain, schedule a consultation at Health Atlast today. You can book a visit online or call to speak with a member of the administrative staff.