The term hip pain is often used to describe pain from the hip joint itself (the acetabulum), as well as the groin and the sacro-iliac (SI joints) in the pelvis.
As a weight-bearing joint, the hip is commonly affected by degenerative changes, muscle imbalances and injuries.
WHAT CAUSES HIP PAIN?
There can many causes of hip pain. Hip pain can may be due to referral from the lumbar spine or as a result of knee, ankle and foot problems such as foot pronation (flat feet). The hip makes up part of the pelvic girdle and when pelvic imbalance or instability is present, it can cause the muscles in the region to work incorrectly and contribute to dysfunction and pain. Due to heavy wear and tear on the joint arthritis may also be a contributing factor. In extreme cases medical intervention may be required; however many times the pain may be managed conservatively through safe and effective chiropractic care.
Many factors need to be assessed in determining the underlying cause of hip pain. Optimal Health Chiropractic uses a holistic approach to treatment, hip pain doesn’t always necessarily begin at the hip so call our team today and make an appointment to have your problem assessed thoroughly.