Hip pain can indicate a serious condition that affects your quality of life and ability to work. At Injury Care Chiropractic, Harold Byers Jr., BA, MSc, DC, and the skilled team of professionals help residents of Louisville, Kentucky, overcome hip pain and restore function. To learn about the quality treatments available, call the office to schedule an appointment.
Your hip is a ball and socket joint allowing it to be incredibly mobile. It also undergoes a lot of wear-and-tear. This means hips are vulnerable to joint dysfunction, degenerative disease, and overuse injuries. The hip is also vulnerable to acute injury in an incident such as an auto accident.
Some of the most documented sources of hip pain include:
When you seek care at the first signs of hip pain, you have a better chance of managing your condition and avoiding long-term pain and dysfunction.
Hip pain may be your only concern, but you may also develop symptoms such as swelling and reduced range of motion.
Hip pain can also cause referred pain and dysfunction in other parts of your leg or your lower back. For example, those who have hip pain due to arthritis often feel pain in their thighs and buttocks.
The team at Injury Care Chiropractic performs a comprehensive orthopedic and neurological exam to determine the cause of your hip pain. They may conduct imaging tests, such as digital X-rays, to help with diagnosis.
Your hips’ range of motion and strength are evaluated as well as your gait, posture, and spine health. Sometimes, hip pain is caused by dysfunction in other parts of your body.
They then create a customized treatment plan based on their findings. Your healing may include lifestyle changes and exercises to boost flexibility, strength, and balance.
Other treatments can include:
Ultimately, the goal is to relieve your hip pain and correct the underlying cause to prevent long-term discomfort and dysfunction. If necessary, you may receive a referral to an orthopedic or pain management specialist.
Early intervention and skilled treatment help resolve hip pain so you can get back to a pain-free life. Call Injury Care Chiropractic to schedule with the friendly staff to have your hip pain evaluated.