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When it comes to hip pain relief, your chiropractor in Corona provides highly effective non-invasive, drug-free treatment. Hopefully, it goes without saying that surgery should be a last resort whenever possible. Therefore, before you schedule a surgery to replace that hip, ask yourself the following questions: Is it impossible for you to get a good night’s sleep because your hip pain wakes you up at night? When you get out of bed in the morning, and/or when you get out of your car, are you stiff and do you find it initially hard to get your legs moving sufficiently? Do you feel pain in one or both hips when you cross your legs or rotate or twist your hips? If so, you may have imbalances and alignment problems in your lower extremities that are not only causing your hip pain, but can over time lead to osteoarthritis in your hips if not treated. The good news is that whether or not degenerative changes have already taken place, chiropractic treatment can help!
It may be true that you’re getting older and your hip joints just aren’t what they used to be. But, are you aware that your hip pain and related problems, which normally signal age-related degenerative conditions, may not actually be created by osteoarthritis? That’s right. In fact, instead of being the original source of your condition, osteoarthritis of the hip joint is more often than not the outgrowth of a earlier injury (or injuries) to your hips.
More often than not, hip problems have to do with asymmetry or imbalance when you are in motion, as when you are walking. If you tend to walk “pronated” like a duck, with your toes pointing away from your body, sooner or later you will develop pain in your hips as a result of the asymmetrical pressure on your hip joints and your body’s efforts to compensate. However, you can learn to correct your gait pattern at any age, and your chiropractor in Corona can help you to do it.
Additionally, you may have had gait changes as the result of an ankle sprain or knee strain, and since “the knee bone’s connected to the hip bone,” these biomechanical accommodations create pain in the hip(s). Naturally, if not remedied, your hip joints will suffer further consequences, namely, the wear and tear that produces degenerative changes.
Other circumstances that can occasionally injure the hip joints are starting a new job or beginning a new sport that requires you to move your body in unfamiliar ways. Also, transporting a child (or grandchild) on one hip can cause hip pain. Even the way you sit or driving for long periods of time on a regular basis can cause hip injury and pain.
See? Not every pain is caused by “old age,” even though we may suffer from more pain as the result of the progressive capacity of untreated injuries.
As part of the chiropractic management of your hip problem, along with your adjustments, your Corona Chiropractor will recommend appropriate rehabilitative exercises that include gentle muscle stretching and strengthening, and will also evaluate your gait and may suggest simple pattern changes.
Your hip pain won’t vanish by itself. Hip pain means that something needs correcting. If left untreated, it is very likely that at some point you will require that hip replacement surgery. So, don’t wait until it’s too late. Your chiropractor in Corona can get you out of pain, get your body back into balance, and help you get to back to enjoying your life again!