Chiropractic for a Healthy Hip
Hips are involved in most movements of the body. Walking, running, jumping, kicking and playing all require the hips to move. The hip joint is the joint that bears body weight and provides stability for the body. It is made up of the femur and the acetabulum also called the hip socket. Four ligaments surround the hip including the strongest ligament in the human body. Each ligament helps to strengthen the hip joint. These ligaments also help to prevent excessive movement and provide stabilization for the hip joint. Cartilage and muscles also surround the hip joint. Muscles groups in the hip enable movement.
Having healthy bones will contribute to hip health. However, the hip should be exercised to maintain its strength and mobility. Being physically active is good for the hip joint. When the joint become inflamed and ligaments are injured, hip pain begins. The bones do not have to break in the hip to cause pain. Any strain, sprain or bruise to the muscles and ligaments in the hip joint can cause hip pain. In addition, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are causes of pain in the hip joint. The loss of cartilage and deterioration of the joint induces hip joint pain as well. Over time, the hip pain and range of motion can get worse, causing stiffness and limited mobility. Bones that are very brittle and weakened can also easily become damaged, causing the hip to fracture.
How Chiropractic Treatments Help
Treatments that are natural help hip pain patients avoid having to get surgery or take medication. Chiropractic adjustments relieve pain and allow your body to heal on its own. Specific chiropractic adjustments and gentle care helps to heal the hip and any nerve pressure will be alleviated. The hip joint will be restored for better mobility.
Laser therapy treatment will ease the hip pain and reduce any inflammation in the hip joint. This allows the muscles to relax, especially those that have been tightened due to injury. Chiropractic care will give you a proper diagnosis and provide you with a treatment plan that is best for you. Chiropractic care offers the right methods and techniques to help the hip recover.
Chiropractic Hip Pain Study
Studies show that patients with hip pain and arthritis exhibit increased range of motion, improved balance, increased gait speed and decreased disability after a 12 weeks of chiropractic treatment.
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