There are many reasons why someone can experience hip pain. Often times, the exact location of your hip pain can help provide insight on the specific cause of your hip pain. Pain along the inside of your hip or your groin is most likely a problem with your hip joint, while hip pain on the outside of your hip, possibly including your upper thigh and/or buttock, can indicate a problem with the surrounding muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues of your hip.
Did You Know?
Your hip joint is one of the human body’s largest joints and can bear stresses of five times your bodyweight when walking. To keep from constantly dislocating, the ball-and-socket joint is supported by large and extremely strong ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why does my hip hurt?
Your hip may hurt for a variety of reasons. As you age the cartilage and bones can break down, and the muscles and tendons can get overused, both of which can cause hip pain. Additionally, your hip pain may be caused by any of the following conditions:
- Hip fracture
- Muscle or tendon strain
- Hip Labral Tear
Should I see a chiropractor for my hip pain?
Dr. Garcia of Buffalo Grove Chiropractic & Wellness can help identify and treat the cause of your hip pain. Because the majority of hip pain cases are caused by the joint being overworked, Dr. Garcia can better align your spine and body so that your hip joint is no longer under constant strain. Chiropractic treatment for your hip pain can reduce your pain while also improving your joint function and mobility.
What should I expect during my chiropractic appointment a Buffalo Grove Chiropractic & Wellness?
During your appointment, Dr. Garcia will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam. In some cases, diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI may be required. Depending on your individual diagnosis, Dr. Garcia may perform chiropractic techniques such as spinal manipulation, therapeutic massage, gently manipulating soft tissues, slowly stretching your joints, increasing your range of motion, or adjunctive therapies such as ultrasound or electrotherapy.