7% Of Adults Report Experiencing Hip Pain Within The Past 30 Days.
What is Hip Pain?
Located at the intersection of the upper legs and lower torso, the hip is responsible for a powerful combination of strength, stability, and flexibility. Its ball-and-socket design connects the femur (thigh bone) to the pelvis via an extraordinary network of cartilage, ligaments, and muscles. These structures normally function together to manage a high-tension balancing act that allows us to stand upright, walk, run, jump and twist. Due to the great stresses involved, the hip is frequently at the center of many different physical ailments.
The most common cause of hip pain among older individuals is osteoarthritis. It is a particularly debilitating form of arthritis in which the protective cartilage lining the inside of the hip deteriorates, causing bone to rub against bone. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and bursitis are additional inflammatory conditions in which the body’s immune system attacks the soft tissue of the hip.
A painful, numbing sensation along the back of the hip may be an indication of sciatica. This results from the compression of the large sciatica nerve that runs from the spine down into the legs. Hip pain may also occur as a cascading effect from a herniated disc in the spine.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Hip Pain
Take note if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
Pain in the hip or surrounding areas
Joint or muscle stiffness, inability to move
Numbness, weakness, or tingling
Stabbing or burning sensation
Pain spreads throughout the body
Pain symptoms vary from person to person and can change over time. Identifying the root cause of the pain is key to any treatment plan. If you experience pain that does not seem to go away, we recommend you come in for a consultation. Make an appointment online anytime.
We are here to help
Our mission is to provide a timely and sustainable recovery. We practice a wide range of evidence-based techniques to aid in your recovery, customized for each patient.
Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment to help restore your full range of motion.
Therapy modalities such as cold laser or electric stimulation to minimize muscle tightness, pain, and swelling.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy to improve circulation and reduce pain.
Therapeutic stretching to increase your flexibility.
IronChiro is proud to have served the Rochester community for more than 20 years. You can schedule an appointment anytime by contacting our office.
National Health Interview Survey, 2006, public use data file. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.