There are many reasons you could be suffering from pain in the hip. The most common reason is referred pain from the back. Osteoarthritis of the hip joint is a problem that affects our elderly and is the most common disease in the hip joint. If you are 60 years of age or older and female, you have a 25 percent chance of experiencing the symptoms. Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to treat hip pain.
Previous trauma, like a broken hip or disease in the joints, is often a predisposition to osteoarthritic change. If you have a family history of this disease, your chances of suffering from it increases. If you are overweight or have put other undue stress on your hips, your chances of suffering from this disease increase as well. But you could still find yourself getting osteoarthritis even if you don’t have any of the risk factors.
Symptoms of this disease vary. The first signs of osteoarthritis might be a bit of stiffness and discomfort in your buttock, groin or thigh when you arise in the morning. There is then a gradual increase in the pain, usually occurring down the front of the thigh and into your knee joint. That pain you suffer in your knee could be a symptom of osteoarthritis. Your pain will become worse during activity and may even flare up when the weather is cold. Eventually, you may experience difficulty in running and even walking.
Chiropractic treatments aim to stop inflammation, thus improving movement of the joint and relaxing the painful muscle spasms. Chiropractic treatments can also delay the need for surgery, and may even avoid the need for it. Contact us for more details.