How can custom orthotics help your hip pain?
The hip joint is the body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, allowing for fluid movement during running, walking, and more. A cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction as the hip bone moves in its socket.
The hip is quite durable, but with age and use, this cartilage can wear down or sustain damage. So can the muscles, tendons, and bones in and surrounding the hip, caused by a number of conditions, including arthritis, Avascular necrosis (or osteonecrosis), certain cancers, Bursitis, Hip fractures, Hip labral tear, Muscle or tendon strain, and Tendinitis.
In most cases, treating your hip is more likely to be successful when the focus is on restoring balanced function in the entire body—starting from the ground up—rather than simply reducing the pain and inflammation in the irritated tissues. Chiropractic care plus custom orthotics has been proven to help.
Symptoms of Hip Pain
Depending on the condition that's causing your hip pain, you might feel the discomfort in your:
- Inside of the hip joint
- Outside of the hip joint
Occasionally pain from other areas of the body, such as the back or groin (from a hernia for example), is felt in the hip.
Your Chiropractor can help relieve your hip pain with adjustments, rehab, and custom orthotics. Icing or heating the area may also help, as might resting the affected joint. Your doctor can help you determine what stretching and strengthening exercises might improve your hip’s function and reduce your pain.