Last Modified on October 30, 2023 by Dr. Tyler Meier

Common Types of Hip Pain

Since we use our hips in most of our daily activities and they play a crucial part in the distribution of our body weight as well, it’s important to preserve good joint health. However, hip pain can occur for various reasons and leave you feeling frustrated.

When hip pain is present, one of your best choices out there is to visit a chiropractor. A chiropractor’s main focus is on body alignment. Thus, they use treatments that address all the imbalances present in the trunk to promote optimal body balance and ease pain in the hip joints and other affected areas.

Common Types

Regardless of what causes your hip pain, you may benefit from getting holistic treatment like chiropractic care. Besides having generalized hip pain, there are some specific indicators that warrant seeking help from a neuromusculoskeletal expert. Let’s see four of the most common types of hip pain that a chiropractor can help address:

#1. Arthritis

Arthritis is an incurable disease that can cause pain and damage in your hips. The two most common forms of arthritis that may come with hip pain symptoms are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). They lead to cartilage damage and reduce the range of motion of the hip joints, causing poor mobility and decreased hip function. In the case of arthritis, the main benefit of chiropractic care is better management of the symptoms and fewer complications down the road.

Additionally, there are other types of inflammation (both widespread and local) that can also be responsible for the onset of hip pain. These issues include bursitis and irritable bowel syndrome. Getting chiropractic treatment can help relieve inflammation in these cases as well.

#2. Sciatica

The pain that radiates from the sciatic nerve can affect the area of the hips, low back, and legs. Although the causes are various, sciatica is most commonly caused by spine degeneration, poor posture, or inflammation. Luckily, chiropractors can offer help by restoring proper spine alignment and reducing pressure on the sciatic nerve. Ultimately, this translates to less pain for those who suffer from sciatica.

#3. Overuse

Secondary to the overuse of the hip joint and its associated muscles, you can sustain a hip injury slowly over time- such as sprains, strains, tendonitis, and tendinosis. Often, injuries caused by chronic overuse can be prevented from becoming severe when getting the right care. This is because chiropractors can help alleviate your hip pain and increase the mobility of your hip by focusing on optimal muscle balance and proper spine and hip alignment.

#4. Traumatic Injury

It’s hard to prevent a direct, traumatic injury to the hip. Thankfully, chiropractors can help you recover from these sudden injuries. A great advantage of chiropractic care is that holistic treatment options can help you manage your pain without the need for taking heavy medications. Since chiropractors focus on boosting the body’s self-healing capabilities, these treatments promote a faster recovery with long-lasting results.

Get the Most Out of Chiropractic Care

If you want to get rid of hip pain, find a chiropractic care provider in your area as soon as possible. CorePosture Chiropractic in Newport Beach, CA  is your best choice. Don’t hesitate to call their office if you are from this area. Dr. Tyler Meier is one of the elite chiropractors who hold a special certification in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) that focuses on providing evidence-based cutting edge treatment recommendations. You can trust him with all your hip pain concerns!

Tyler Meier Chiropractor

Dr. Tyler Meier is a board-certified, licensed chiropractor and founder of CorePosture Chiropractic in Newport Beach, CA

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