Casa Grande Chiropractic
Tim Hoyt, DC
Chiropractor located in Casa Grande, AZ
Between everyday muscle strains, sports injuries, overuse injuries, and degenerative conditions, hip pain is a problem that affects all age groups. At Casa Grande Chiropractic, Tim Hoyt, DC, offers exceptional integrative care that encompasses many chiropractic techniques, physical therapy, massage, and advanced treatments such as therapeutic ultrasound. Early treatment can ease your hip pain and help prevent the problem from getting worse. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Casa Grande, Arizona, or use the online booking feature today.
Hip Pain Q & A
What causes hip pain?
Hip pain more generally refers to pain that you feel as a result of a problem in the hip joint or the muscles and ligaments supporting the joint. Depending on where the problem is located, you may feel pain in the joint, as well as the groin, side of the hip, and buttocks.
You can even experience hip pain when you have a healthy joint. That’s because lower back and knee problems can lead to hip pain.
Painful hip problems arise from sudden injuries, repetitive use injuries, and degenerative joint diseases. A few conditions that often cause hip pain include:
- Labral tear
- Hip dysplasia
- Strains and sprains
- Hip fractures and dislocations
Though uncommon, a condition called osteonecrosis can cause hip pain when the upper thigh bone in the joint loses its blood supply.
What symptoms accompany hip pain?
The conditions responsible for hip pain often cause symptoms such as:
- Joint stiffness
- Muscle weakness
- Limited movement
- Grinding or clicking during hip movement
- Pain that’s worse when you’re active
Many people find that the pain gets worse when lying on their side and putting pressure on the affected hip.
How is hip pain treated?
If you have a fracture, dislocation, ligament tear, or osteonecrosis, you may need surgery to repair the tissues. But most hip conditions respond well to integrative chiropractic care that reduces inflammation, eases pain, and improves movement.
During your initial appointment, Dr. Hoyt completes a thorough examination of your hip, spine, muscle strength, mobility, and posture. When needed, he takes X-rays in the office to view your hip and diagnose the underlying problem.
Casa Grande Chiropractic draws from many chiropractic techniques, creating an individualized treatment plan that targets the source of your hip pain.
A few examples of therapies that may be included in your treatment include:
- Extremity manipulation
- Activator Method®
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Trigger point therapy
Hip pain forces you to adjust your body movement to accommodate the problem and avoid putting weight on your hip. Then your legs, knees, back, and neck take on more stress than usual. As Dr. Hoyt treats your hip, he also restores balance and strength to your whole body.
When hip pain develops, don’t wait to get treatment. Call Casa Grande Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.