Hip Pain Chiropractic Wellness Treatments

Hip pain can be a very disruptive and even debilitating type of pain, and while it does tend to affect older adults more frequently, people of all ages are affected by hip pain every year. Among young adults, the annual prevalence of hip pain is roughly 0.2%, whereas among adults aged 65 or older, the prevalence is just under 20%. Regardless of age, the wellness professionals at our Palm Beach chiropractic center can help reduce hip pain, increase mobility, and improve the overall quality of life.

Hip Pain

Common Causes of Hip Pain In Palm Beach County

Hip pain can have many different causes, although some are more common than others. In younger adults, the most common cause is a traumatic injury, such as sports or car accidents whereas in older adults the most common causes include the age-related degeneration of joint tissue or bones. Some of the most common specific causes of hip pain can include:

    • Arthritis (including rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, psoriatic, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis)
    • Trochanteric Bursitis (inflammation of the lubricating tissue within the hip joint)
    • Tendonitis (tendon irritation; usually due to overuse or strain)
    • Sciatica (a painful condition of the sciatic nerve)
    • Sacroiliitis (problems with the sacroiliac joint where the spine meets the pelvis)
    • Meralgia Paresthetica (nerve issue in the hip that produces pain in the upper thigh)
    • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (a condition that can cause the femoral ball to become rough or misshapen, causing pain in the hip joint)
    • Accidents (from work, sports, falls, etc.)

These are just a few of the most common causes of hip pain, although there may be many more. Finding comprehensive care for hip pain can make all the difference in the world, as effective treatment can not only reduce the pain now, but it can also prevent further complications from arising later on.

Diagnosing Hip Pain

At our Palm Beach chiropractic wellness center, we aim to diagnose the exact cause of hip pain quickly so that we can get to the important work of bringing relief to our clients as quickly and effectively as possible. The first step in providing relief is narrowing down the exact cause of hip pain, as some treatments may be more or less effective for certain issues.

We utilize some of the latest and most effective treatment methods to provide the most comprehensive level of care to our clients. Due to the wide range of issues that can cause hip pain, we have an array of therapies that may be effective for specific issues. For example, hip pain caused by bone or nerve issues may benefit more from laser therapy and physical therapy, while pain caused by muscle or tendon issues may benefit from massage and acupuncture.

While hip pain can be extremely disruptive to someone’s life, there may be situations where it will resolve on its own, and other times when treatment is required if someone hopes to find relief. Some of the signs that professional medical care and treatment may be required can include:

    • Hip Swelling or Redness
    • Sudden, Intense Hip Pain
    • Your Hip Feels Hot
    • Reduced Mobility in the Hip Joint
    • Hip Pain Radiates Down the Leg

These are just a few of the issues that may indicate the cause of hip pain may be worsening, and medical attention is required. This could not only lead to increased pain but further complications later on. The hips are crucial joints for someone’s mobility, and risking reduced function or immobility is extremely dangerous. Getting effective treatment can reduce these risks while also reducing hip pain and discomfort.

Questions Your Palm Beach County Chiropractor May Ask

While many treatment providers may immediately turn to expensive and slow tests such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans, these may not be necessary for every situation. While these tests are sometimes required to determine the cause of hip pain, depending on the specific issue, a set of simple but pointed questions may suffice to provide an accurate diagnosis. Some question that we may ask our clients include:

    • Was there a popping sound or sensation when the pain began?
    • Is the pain worse in certain positions?
    • Does your hip pain affect your ability to walk?
    • Is the pain worse at certain times of the day?

These simple questions can help a trained professional narrow down the possible causes, and begin tailoring an individualized treatment regimen for each client. This can not only allow treatment to begin sooner, providing relief as quickly as possible, but it may also be cheaper than costly scans and tests. If you are experiencing hip pain, come visit our Palm Beach chiropractic wellness center, and see how we can free you from pain and improve your quality of life today.