Can a Chiropractor Help Relieve Your Nagging Hip Pain?
Welcome to Our Family Chiropractor. We look forward to helping you address your hip pain and other musculoskeletal health concerns with customised, professional and comfortable chiropractic care.
You can visit us at our family-based chiropractic clinic at Suite 6/17 Surf Rd, Cronulla NSW 2230 (open in Google Maps).
Hip pain is more common than people usually think and can affect children and adults of all ages. Hips are the largest ball-and-socket joint in our body and poor hip mobility can affect our posture, balance, back and overall biomechanics.
Before you mask your pain with medication or accept living in discomfort, it is worthwhile determining the cause of your hip pain and discover what treatment options may be available to you.
Keep reading to learn more about hip pain, its potential causes and additional symptoms, as well as how chiropractic may help.
Why Do We Get Hip Pain?
Hip pain can be the result of a number of conditions or injuries including:
- Osteoarthritis and inflammatory diseases
- Hip fractures (previous trauma)
- Referred pain and other sources of hip pain
- Tendonitis (inflamed tendons)
- Muscle or tendon strain
- Sports injuries
- Hip labral tear
- Uneven hips
- Hip out of alignment
- Pelvis out of alignment
Less common causes of hip pain include:
- Avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis
- Snapping hip syndrome
Common Symptoms of Hip Pain and Hip Misalignment
Many factors can cause hip pain and in some instances, the pain can be coming from a different part of the body (referred pain), such as lower back pain. This is why it is important to accurately determine the source of an individual’s pain.
The specific location of hip pain may help chiropractors pinpoint any underlying causes or health problems. This could include problems in your muscles, ligaments, tendons, lower back or spine, or an issue with the soft tissue that surrounds the hip joint.
Common symptoms of hip pain and hip misalignment may include:
- Pain (in the groin, thigh, buttocks and inside or outside of the hip joint)
- Swelling and tenderness of the hip
- Stiffness in the hip
- Biomechanical imbalances
- Uneven hips or pelvic tilt
Hip Pain Treatment
Understanding where the pain develops may indicate what is causing your hip pain.
At Our Family Chiropractor, we work with you to provide a diagnosis and treatment options. Depending on the source of your hip pain and condition, we may recommend the following treatment options:
- Chiropractic care and adjustments
- Exercise or stretching
- At home therapy
How May a Chiropractor Help with Hip Pain?
If you suffer from recurring hip pain, you may have already rested and taken medication to reduce the pain and swelling, but have you considered having your nagging hip problems checked by a chiropractor?
Chiropractic care may help determine the source of your hip pain, as well as increase your mobility and reduce the intensity of your discomfort.
Chiropractors may use chiropractic hip adjustments, soft tissue work, stretches and rehabilitation exercises to help address hip pain and related mobility issues.
Regular chiropractor hip adjustments may reduce or address the strain being placed on your hips.
Hip Pain FAQs
How do you realign your hips?
Chiropractors take pride in helping the mechanics of the body reach their optimal alignment. It is best that you have a qualified Chiropractor assess your hip alignment thoroughly in order to make the right correction for you.
What happens if your hip is out of alignment?
Hips that are out of alignment can present in many different ways. It is possible that you may not even realise that your hips are out of alignment as there may not be a warning sign of pain. If pain is present, it may be locally in the hip area, or it may even be in the surrounding joints of the hip.
Do chiropractors fix hips?
If it is determined your hips are out of alignment, this is what we can help with. Other causes of hip pain can often be helped by a Chiropractor but of course, an individual assessment of the specific cause of your hip pain is necessary. Chiropractors use techniques such as Chiropractic adjustments, muscle release, exercises and stretching to help.
How do I know if I have uneven hips?
An assessment by a Chiropractor is your best bet to check whether you have uneven hips. Assessing normal and abnormal biomechanics is what we do.
Chiropractor for Hip Pain Sydney
At Our Family Chiropractor, you can rely on us to provide you with comfortable and professional chiropractic care, with your best interests in mind. We also work with other health practitioners for a multimodal approach to addressing your hip pain.
Dr. Kerry Falzon (Chiropractor) is the principal chiropractor and founder of Our Family Chiropractor. Kerry studied a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree and followed this up with a Master of Chiropractic. Kerry has a passion for natural healthcare, particularly helping her clients achieve optimal nervous system health and spinal function. Areas of clinical interest include care for pregnant women, paediatric care, newborns, mums, dads, grandparents & athletes.