Hip Pain Treatment in Farmington Hills, MI
Our hips are one of the most important joints in the body, but we often take them for granted until they start to give us trouble. The hips are important in maintaining proper posture and are utilized in virtually every movement of our legs and core, from sitting and standing to walking and running. Hip pain can interfere with the enjoyment of everyday activities such as gardening or playing with our children.
Hip pain, particularly as we age, can be the sign of something serious, including an injury in our lower – or lumbar – spine. With prompt and proper treatment, most cases of hip pain can be alleviated with chiropractic care.
What is Hip Pain?
The ball-and-socket hip joint attaches the legs to the torso and is comprised of bones, ligaments, and tendons. Nerves that run down the spine also feed the hip and lower legs, which is why hip pain can be a sign of an injury that originates in the spine or the sacroiliac joint.
Hip pain can also be felt in the groin or thighs.
What Causes Hip Pain?
Because of the complexity of the hip joint, and the variety of movements, it’s utilized in, there are numerous different causes of hip pain. And some hip pain isn’t caused explicitly by the hip joint at all. The bottom line is hip pain is a sign the hip joint isn’t functioning properly.
Common causes are the degeneration of protective hip cartilage as we age. Other hip pain can be caused by tightness or damage to the muscles around the hip or in the lower back. An injury to the sacroiliac joint can cause hip pain, and a compressed nerve in the lower back can cause pain to radiate through the hips.
How is Hip Pain Treated?
Hip pain treatment requires a full examination to determine its cause. Your chiropractor will prescribe a treatment plan that involves spinal manipulation and adjustments to correct any misalignment, restore mobility, reduce any muscles spasms, and release any pressure on nerves.
We will create a tailored treatment plan to provide you with the best treatments possible for any health concerns or pain you may have.