Chiropractic Treatment for Hip Pain

Hip pain is the general term used to define the pain felt within or around the hip joint.

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What is Hip Pain?

It is occasionally associated with back pain. Causes of pain around the hip joint can be extra-articular pain reporting by nearby structures, including the sacroiliac joint, the spine, pubic symphysis or the inguinal canal.

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Possible causes

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Some injuries and/or conditions can commonly cause hip pain. Osteoarthritis and arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, are to blame for hip pain in older people. Both can cause the cartilage of the hip joint to wear out more quickly and cause inflammation in the area. In combination with the pain and discomfort, there is also a reduced range of motion of the hip and stiffness.

The bursitis can also create pain in the hip. The bags are synovial bags, secreting a liquid: synovial fluid, that lubricates the articular surfaces, so they run with less friction, reducing joint wear and inflammation. Nevertheless, if the mechanical position is not correctly aligned, due, for example, to a pelvic tilt, friction increases, joint pressure and consequently it becomes inflamed. So, the chain of pain is on.

Other causes
Commonly, similar to bursitis, tendonitis can also lead to inflammation and generally is caused by episodes of strong or repetitive stress, caused by excessive movement or poor joint position, which in turn could be due to misalignment or subluxation.
The pain at the level of the muscle or tendon may be the result of overuse or in poor condition. Repeated physical activity can also add unnecessary amounts of pressure on ligaments, tendons and hip joints, especially in those who support the buttocks. If any of them are inflamed, the hip will not be able to function normally and as a result there will be painful symptoms.
Hip fractures are very common and painful, and occur more frequently in adults, older people and those with osteoporosis, which is the weakening of the bones associated with age, among other factors.

Treatment for hip pain through Chiropractic

Be sure to discuss possible treatment options with your doctor before considering any treatment choice that involves medication, infiltrations or surgery.
The chiropractic treatment for hip pain is an alternative to take into consideration, focusing first, on finding the cause.

Oftentimes the cause is biomechanical. The hip is of great importance at a static and dynamic level, and a joint mismatch or a joint imbalance localized and treated by your doctor of Chiropractic, will prevent an unleashing, abnormal wear, a consequent inflammation and pain, that are the danger signals that the body sends to say; take care of me, something is very wrong in this area.

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Step by step treatment

A chiropractic manual adjustment and the chiropractic care itself is an effective and well-known therapeutic approach worldwide.

After a chiropractic diagnosis to search and find the origin of the problem, the chiropractic treatment prevents a wide variety of injuries and/or conditions associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Chiropractic care can help to accurately realign the pelvis, hip and spine, thus restoring its correct alignment and proper functioning. In addition, it reduces pain and a series of mechanical injuries. Consequently, the discomfort will disappear, quality of life improves, the swelling and inflammation will decrease until it disappears. You will even notice an increase in strength, flexibility and mobility in other structures of the human body.

Chiropractic care has an essential preventive aspect, that if it were integrated into our health system as it is in other countries, we would save future joint expenses and annoying pain with its consequent decrease in quality of life.


In the first 10 to 15 minutes after your visit it is contraindicated to sit down.

During this period of time it is necessary to walk to mobilize the joints that we just release and walking also facilitate better joint lubrication and nutrition of the intervertebral discs.


During the next 24 hours following the first sessions avoid any excessive effort.

Otherwise, the effectiveness of the adjustment received will decrease.


Before and after every visit, avoid all kinds of tension.

Both physical and mental. The more relaxed you are the more benefit you will get from your treatment.


The set appointments must be respected.

They have been established to obtain the best results.


The sensations that each person may experience after an adjustment may vary without affecting the result and benefit of the treatment in the medium and long term.

After an adjustment, you may experience a feeling of relaxation, having a lot of energy, general well-being, disappearance or relief of symptoms, soreness or pain.

You may sometimes even experience discomfort since the body has to adapt to the new posture and position.

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