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A Discussion About Hip Pain

This article discusses the types of hip pain patients experience and some ways of treating the condition. There are many causes of hip pain, and chiropractors are experienced in dealing with hip pain and associated symptoms. Visit your chiropractor now for more information.


The hip is quite stable and requires a major force to cause a dislocation.  The hip is more prone to bone and joint damage.   As a weight bearing joint it is commonly affected by degenerative changes and fracture in senior patients.  The causes of hip pain are probably more age related than any other joint (i.e. congenital disorders in the infant, growth plate and vascular problems in the adolescent, trauma in the young adult and fracture or arthritis in the elderly).

Patients often complain of hip pain when, in fact, the pain is in either the low back or buttocks.   Hip pain may be due to an internal pathology of the hip joint or referred from a number of other structures.   A common traumatic history for hip pain is a fall onto the hip.  This often results in soft tissue injury such as a contusion or a trochanteric bursitis.  Very often with hip pain, the pain is worse during activity and relieved by rest.

Strategies for hip pain relief include:

  1.  Keep your appointments with your Chiropractor
  2. Reduce your stress- studies have shown that stress can exacerbate pain
  3. Don’t overdo it- rest is one of the best treatments for acute pain
  4. Get into an exercise routine – muscle fatigue can contribute to injury, which in turn can cause pain
  5. Have a positive attitude – focus on the activities that you enjoy and look forward to activities you can do when you are pain free. 

  Your Chiropractor will perform a thorough history and examination including orthopaedic, neurological testing and diagnostic radiography to determine the true cause of your hip pain.  Then they will develop a specific plan of management tailored to your case.

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