Frequently Asked Questions about Hip Pain
The hips, a ball-and-socket joint on each side of the body, are the largest. The hips are involved in most movements and allow fluid motion in many directions. Pain in the hip area can harm one’s life, making it difficult to enjoy everyday activities. At Hull Chiropractic in Indianapolis, IN, our chiropractor can help identify the source of hip pain to improve mobility and lessen pain.
What Are the Symptoms of Hip Pain?
Hip pain may result in discomfort inside or outside the hip joint. It may also include pain in:
What Causes Hip Pain?
Hip pain can be debilitating in multiple ways. Our treatments depend on your specific condition. We require medical records and symptoms of your pain to treat you. Once we have a diagnosis, we can begin a specialized care plan for you. Hip pain can be the result of the following listed below:
Arthritis is a joint condition characterized by pain and stiffness. Its impact varies greatly. It can be minor or, for some, quite debilitating. There are two types of joint arthritis:
- Osteoarthritis – This degenerative disease is the most common, resulting in wear and tear of the joints or cartilage breakdown.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) – An autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the joints, making moving painful.
Once you get older, bones become brittle and begin to weaken, which makes them more vulnerable to breakage during a fall or auto accident.
Bursae refer to the sacs of liquid located between different types of tissue. Bursae ease the friction when these types of tissue rub together. Inflammation of the bursae is usually attributed to repetitive activities that overwork the hip.
Hip Labral Tear
A tear in the hip labrum is an injury to the cartilage on the hip socket's rim. This cartilage (labrum) is a cushion when moving and helps hold the joint securely in place. Repetitive twisting motions may increase the risk of developing this problem.
This condition is also known as osteonecrosis. This condition happens when the blood flow to the area is somehow disrupted. A dislocated hip joint, fracture, or high doses of steroids may cause it.
Where Can I Contact Hull Chiropractic?
If you work or live in the greater Indianapolis, IN, area and your hip pain impacts your quality of life, allow our chiropractor and support staff to help. Our office at Hull Chiropractic can be reached at 317-243-2392.
The caring professionals at Hull Chiropractic look forward to helping create a customized chiropractic treatment plan to help solve your hip pain issues today and in the future.