Hip Pain in Downtown San Diego
Your hips help you sit, stand, walk, and so much more. At Gaslamp Chiropractic in Downtown San Diego, the skilled team helps ensure your hip can move freely and without pain so you can maintain your active lifestyle. Contact the Downtown Gaslamp Quarter office or book an appointment online today to improve hip pain and achieve optimal wellness.
How does the hip joint work in Downtown San Diego?
Your hip is an amazingly strong and flexible joint. It is composed of a socket within your pelvis and a ball at the head of your femur (upper leg bone). The ball and socket fit together perfectly, allowing you to move and rotate your hip in many different directions.
However, inflammation, bony growths, or a misaligned joint can limit your hip function and even cause pain. Keeping your hip joint in working order can help you perform your daily activities.
What causes hip pain?
Hip pain can occur in any part of the hip, from the front to the back. It may feel deep in the hip or toward the outside. Hip pain may feel like electric shocks or a deep throb. Determining the cause of your hip pain is vital to finding the right treatment to relieve it.
Common Causes of Hip Pain:
- Osteoarthritis (wearing away of the cartilage in the joint)
- Bursitis (inflammation of the lining of the joint)
- Muscle strain or overuse
- Sciatica (nerve pain caused by pinching of the sciatic nerve)
- Injury to the hip
Fortunately, treating these causes without medicines or invasive therapies using proper chiropractic care is possible.
How do chiropractors treat hip pain?
The team at Gaslamp Chiropractic can use a variety of techniques to help you overcome hip pain. First, your chiropractor performs a thorough assessment of your hip, including its alignment and how it moves. Once they have determined the cause of your pain, they can develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
Treatment Plan May Include:
- Hip alignment to ensure the hip can move smoothly
- Manual techniques to stretch and release tight muscles and connective tissue
- Massage to reduce inflammation and pain
- Exercises to improve range of motion and hip flexibility
These treatments are safe for almost everyone. However, always tell your chiropractor about any previous injuries or surgeries on your hip before starting treatment.
At Gaslamp Chiropractic, the skilled team of chiropractors helps address all causes of hip pain with hands-on, drug-free care. Contact the office today or book an appointment online to take the first step toward a pain-free hip.