Bursitis is a common cause of hip pain. Bursitis refers to inflammation of the bursa, which are small fluid sacs that keep muscles and tendons from rubbing on bone become inflamed. This condition is common in people over the age of 60. Symptoms of bursitis include:
- Sharp intense pain on the outside of the hip.
- Pain when climbing stairs.
- Pain while lying on your side.
If you experience daily, dull pain in the hip, it could be from osteoarthritis. This is frequently a cause of hip pain. Highly active people, as well as those who are obese, are more likely to get osteoarthritis. This disease causes the breakdown of the cartilage, which results in stiff swollen joints. This causes pain and joint deformity.
The pain you feel in your hip could be coming from problems with your pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor muscles are directly connected to hip muscles. So, when things become misaligned or jammed within your pelvis, it can cause hip pain. If you feel a deep, hard-to-reach pain in your hip, it could be from your pelvis.
Chiropractic care addresses the root causes of hip pain – from pelvic floor misalignment to inflammation in the lower back. At Dean’s Sports Therapy, we will conduct a thorough assessment of your hip pain so that we can get to the cause of it. Depending on your hip pain, your treatment may consist of:
- Spinal adjustments – Gentle chiropractic adjustments help eliminate or reduce spinal misalignments that could be causing hip pain.
- Exercise therapy – Exercises can help strengthen and stretch the muscles within the hip.
- Deep tissue massage – Deep tissue massage is used to loosen tight muscles that contribute to hip pain.
- Lifestyle guidance – Simple lifestyle changes can help a lot when it comes to ending hip pain. Lifestyle counseling will help address habits that may be causing or contributing to your hip pain.