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Understanding Hip Pain

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Hip pain is a common complaint among people of all ages. A painful hip can get in the way of your everyday routine, disrupting your hobbies and sleep. If you’re having a hard time finding relief, turn to our chiropractors at Maximum Health Clinic of Chiropractic. We provide individualized solutions that put your long-term health at the forefront. The first step to managing chronic pain is comprehension, so we’re here to help you better understand your hip pain, its causes, and potential treatments. Here are a few things to know about hip pain. 

What Causes Hip Pain?

The hips are made up of several bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments that all work together, allowing you to move your legs. When an issue happens in any of these components, you can feel intense pain and limited mobility. Some people may even hear a popping noise, indicating a problem with the joint. But what causes hip pain?

It’s not always easy to pinpoint an exact cause of your pain, but generally, it is caused by the following: 

  • Injury to the hip
  • Arthritis
  • Lifestyle factors, such as being sedentary or sleeping on your side
  • Pregnancy
  • Muscle strain

These are just a few of the potential causes. Understanding the source of your pain is vital to treatment since eliminating the underlying issues increases the chances of healing. During your chiropractic appointment, we’ll learn about your health history to determine the potential causes of your hip pain, which then guides us as we create an individualized pain treatment. 

Can Hip Pain Be Cured?

Understandably, one of the biggest concerns patients have is whether their pain can be cured for good. In many cases, hip pain is only temporary and resolves within a few weeks. Of course, the determining factor is the underlying cause of your symptoms. Some chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, cannot be completely eliminated. This doesn’t mean that you are destined to live in pain: our chiropractors provide effective treatments that can help you continuously manage your pain and stop it from getting worse. 

Typically, hip pain improves or even resolves by the following self-care practices: 

  • Resting and applying ice to mild injuries
  • Sleeping on your back to prevent pressure on the hip at night
  • Reducing physical activities and sports until you are feeling better
  • Performing strengthening exercises
  • Chiropractic adjustments to reduce inflammation

Why Is My Hip Pain Accompanied by a Popping Noise?

Commonly, hip pain that is paired with a popping sound is snapping hip syndrome. When hip tendons get caught on the bone, they may snap back into place, causing that distinct popping sound. In some cases, snapping can irritate the bursa, which is a lubricating structure that protects the bone and soft tissue. Hip bursitis occurs when the bursa becomes inflamed, which can then lead to additional discomfort and pain. Chiropractic has plenty of benefits for those with a snapping hip, so be sure to discuss your options with our team. 

Treat Your Hip Pain Naturally

Learn more about hip pain and chiropractic treatment at Maximum Health Clinic of Chiropractic. Call today to schedule an appointment!



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