Hip Pain Treatment
The hips serve many functions. They allow us to bear weight, walk smoothly, keep us upright, jump, kick, run, and more. Pain in this area can become debilitating since the hips are essential for movement. We provide chiropractic care for hip pain here at Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC. If you are dealing with hip pain and are looking for a treatment option that is non-invasive and doesn’t involve the use of medications, we are ready to assist you. We have locations in Smithtown, NY, and West Islip, NY.
Common Causes of Hip Pain
Many things can cause hip pain to develop. It can show up on one or both sides of the hip. It can even be located at the front or back of your hips. The location of the pain plays a role in determining the underlying cause of your hip pain. It can be due to any of the following:
- Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis can be caused by normal wear and tear and is normally associated with aging.
- Transient osteoarthritis: Both middle-aged men and pregnant women can have transient osteoarthritis. This is a condition that is painful but reversible with proper treatment.
- Bursitis: The bursa cushions your joints and helps decrease friction as you move your joints. Bursa can become inflamed which can result in pain when the joints are moving.
- Muscle strain: Many muscles support the hips giving them the ability to function properly. They may become strained, leading to pain.
Initially, you will have to undergo a physical exam so our chiropractor can evaluate your musculoskeletal system to determine the root cause of your pain and immobility. A customized treatment plan will be created that includes exercise therapy, adjustments, posture advice, massage, stretching, and other techniques to help relieve your hip pain and reduce the likelihood of it returning in the future.
Our chiropractor will restore your spine’s natural alignment to reduce strain on your hips. Periodic adjustments can help your body maintain its proper alignment. Over time, chiropractic adjustments will relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Our chiropractor will instruct you in corrective exercises to strengthen your hips and enhance the benefits of chiropractic care. Based on the needs of your body, your chiropractor can give you personalized exercises to help you get stronger and enable your hips to support your body throughout the day.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in West Islip, NY, and Smithtown, NY
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy today or request an appointment online.