Hip Pain in Madison, OH
Hip pain may originate in the hips or back, so getting a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment is important. The residents of Painesville, Mentor and surrounding communities in Ohio who experience hip pain rely on the experience and knowledge of French Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Madison.
What is Hip Pain?
Chronic or acute hip pain may be caused by a wide variety of conditions and will often make work, school, exercise, or even basic chores impossible. For those that are experiencing hip pain, it is important to remember that the location of your hip pain can actually provide vital information on the cause of the discomfort.
When the pain is centered on the buttocks, upper thigh, or outside of the hip, there may be issues with the tendons, ligaments, muscles and other soft tissue that surrounds and supports the actual joint of the hip. This type of pain can stem from diseases or damage within the hip itself or medical conditions in areas surrounding the hip such as the lower back or knees. Also known as referred pain, this type of discomfort can make it much more difficult to pinpoint the exact issue that is taking place.
Whatever form of pain you or a loved one may be experiencing, it is important to know some of the most common causes of this discomfort and what our team can do to help you manage and treat these conditions.
Causes of Hip Pain
The hip is a complex piece joint, and this means that a wide range of injuries and disease may cause pain. Here is a breakdown of some of the most common causes of hip pain.
Injuries and Trauma
- Hip Fracture
- Metastatic or advanced cancer that has spread to the bones
- Bone cancer
- Bone marrow cancer (leukemia)
- Spinal stenosis
- Meralgia paresthetica
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Septic arthritis
Other Common Issues
- Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease
- Avascular necrosis
How We Treat Hip Pain
There are two primary forms of hip pain – a dull ache and sharp pain. A dull ache can emanate from the hip and make it difficult to move around, walk upstairs, cross your legs when sitting or find a comfortable position in order to sleep. Sharp pain may feel as if a nerve has been pinched when first getting out of bed in the morning or when standing or sitting in a single position for a long period. The hips are required for a variety of movements, and this means that pain should never be ignored or left up to chance.
There is a wide variety of factors that can damage the hip and surrounding body parts, which means that there is never a single treatment that will be right for every patient. Older patients may find themselves with chronic pain due to a lifetime of heavy lifting or repetitive movements. Others have a habit of bad posture while standing or sitting which can compress the spine and cause disc bulges, hernias, and general misalignment. When any of these issues or acute trauma is left untreated, the problems may become exacerbated when the soft tissue becomes worn or inflamed and develops into arthritis.
Our chiropractors begin this process with a thorough examination of your medical history and exactly what symptoms you are experiencing. They will then give you a physical examination that will help them pinpoint not only the location of the pain, but the root causes of the damage. With an accurate diagnosis in place, we can create a personalized treatment plan including suggestions on lifestyle changes to help with the healing process.
Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of hip pain, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.