Experiencing severe or long-term hip pain can impact the ability of your hips to bear weight and limit your mobility. At Joint Effort Chiropractic in White Plains, New York, chiropractors Jonathan Donath, DC, and Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP, treat hip pain using several of the most advanced chiropractic techniques and in-office procedures available. To schedule your hip pain evaluation and treatment consultation, call Joint Effort Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.
What is hip pain?
Your hips are the ball-and-socket joints attaching your legs to your torso. These joints hold you upright and allow you to move your legs in various ways.
When your hips malfunction because of injury or degeneration, the result can be both painful and debilitating. You may lose some mobility in one or both of your hips due to the underlying complication.
While hip pain can be a chronic (long-term) issue, there are advanced chiropractic treatments available that can help. Most of the time, you can manage pain in one or both hips without needing surgery.
The team at Joint Effort Chiropractic explores the causes and contributing factors of the pain in your hips. They consider lifestyle and behavioral factors that may worsen your hip pain and can tailor your treatment plan to target the underlying cause of your pain.
What causes hip pain?
Hip pain can result from many injuries and conditions, even some that don’t directly affect the hip joints. What’s known as referred pain can appear in the hips from an issue elsewhere in the body, particularly nerve compression from bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and other spinal conditions.
Your Joint Effort Chiropractic provider evaluates you to identify or rule out common hip pain causes like:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Overuse injuries (e.g., tendon and ligament inflammation)
- Hip fractures
- Joint dislocations
Whether or not your hip pain comes from a spinal condition, the team at Joint Effort Chiropractic can develop a custom care plan to restore balance to your musculoskeletal system and effectively reduce your discomfort.
How do chiropractors treat hip pain?
Joint Effort Chiropractic offers numerous evidence-based treatments for hip pain, both referred and local. Hip pain can be a symptom of a problem originating from the spine or can make a spine problem worse. After assessing you with a comprehensive exam and gathering information about your medical history, your provider makes recommendations appropriate for your case. They may include:
- Active Release Techniques® (ART®)
- Graston Technique®
- Corrective exercises
- Custom shoe orthotics
- Ultrasound therapy
- Matrix therapy
- Electrical stimulation
In addition to these professional care techniques, your provider might suggest nutritional counseling and behavior modifications you can make at home. Modifying your diet and behavior can promote faster healing of damage within the hips and other joints.