What Is The Best Treatment For Hip Pain?
Hip pain can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with. It’s not as simple as “my elbow hurts when I bend my arm, so I just won’t bend my arm”. That principle doesn’t easily apply to your hips because while it’s relatively easy to not use one arm that’s hurting, you can’t just go around walking with one leg to give your hip a break.
Not only can the symptoms of your hip pain be frustrating, but you also might not be getting the answer to what is truly causing your hip pain or receiving any treatment that actually helps.
Our specialized approach focuses on finding the true cause and answer to your pain so you can live a pain-free life enjoying the things you love to do.
What Are Symptoms Of Hip Pain?
- Pain or aching deep inside your hip joint
- Pain after sitting, walking, or other activities for long periods of time
- Stiffness of the hip joint that does not resolve after a few minutes of movement
- Pinching in the groin during movements including walking, running, squatting, lunging, etc.
- Popping, clicking, or catching sensation within the joint
What are Common Causes/Diagnosis for Hip Pain?
With femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), the shape of the hip joint is abnormal due to extra bone either on the femoral head (cam-type), on the rim of the acetabulum (pincer type), or a combination of the two.
This prevents the hip from moving through its full motion and causes the articular cartilage and labrum to become pinched which could result in damage to those tissues and early osteoarthritis of the hip joint.
FAI is the result of abnormal development throughout childhood and adolescence. This can be made worse or brought to attention through high-performance sports and activities.
With FAI, your joint can be somewhat limited in its mobility, to begin with, but adding on repetitive motion or injuries that result in adhesion, that already limited mobility just became even more limited. Left untreated this can cause early degeneration and damage the joint.
Injuries can cause muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves to be damaged and result in the body attempting to protect and heal itself by laying down adhesion. This adhesion is a dense area of collagen that acts like “superglue” which ultimately reduces flexibility, strength, and mobility because the hip area cannot move properly.
Hip pain can be the result of adhesion formation in one or more areas connected to the hip. This could be in the hip capsule, quads, adductors, etc. Adhesion can occur as the result of repetitive movements, injuries, or trauma to the hip area. In addition, adhesion can also be present in conjunction with FAI which can cause the joint to be loaded. If the adhesion is never addressed, this could lead the joint to move abnormally causing early degeneration and osteoarthritis.
Our Effective Way Of Treating Hip Pain
Most of the time the true cause for hip pain is not addressed or even treated. This leads patients to be left in a gray area of not knowing what the problem is or how to solve it. By utilizing Integrative Diagnosis®, effective and precise diagnosis and treatment method, we give patients a clear diagnosis and understanding of their treatment through a comprehensive consultation and a specialized functional assessment of the hips.
During the consultation, we will ask detailed questions about your symptoms to help guide us to a clear and accurate diagnosis. These questions will ask about the quality, intensity, location, and what makes the symptoms better or worse. We also look at past medical history and images. We also use your information and put it into an AI (artificial intelligence) software so we know where exactly your pain is coming from whether structural, functional, metabolic, or psychosocial.
Specialized Mobility and Functional Assessment Of The Low Back and Hips:
With specific testing of the low back and hips, we are able to measure how your body is functioning. Our goal is to not only get you out of pain as fast as possible, but we also want to improve your function. These measurements are used to tell us how your body is functioning and then we re-test to show the progress of your care. You can’t manage what you don’t measure, and if your body doesn’t move, it must improve.
Specialized Soft Tissue Treatment Of The Hip:
The Psoas Major is a primary stabilizer of the lumbar spine. Always complaining of tight hip flexors? Back or hip pain? Adhesion in the hip flexors can be a culprit and a huge secondary contributor to lower back pain. In the video below we show we improve function and reduce adhesion in the hip flexors.
Hip capsule is a strong and dense ligament that is responsible for protecting and stabilizing the hip joint. Adhesion in this structure limits your flexibility and stability of the hip joint. By removing adhesion, this can relieve pain, restore proper function, and prevent early degenerative changes.
Adductor Magnus is a large muscle in the medial thigh responsible for stabilizing the hips during movements such as walking and running. It is important to remove adhesion in this muscle to prevent further injuries and improve function and mobility.
What Do I Do To Fix It?
If you have chronic low back pain or have failed treatments with 3 or more providers you have found the right place. You don’t have to be in pain anymore. Call and schedule your consultation at 630-499-4078 or click here.
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