Your hip joint has one main job. It supports your body weight and allows you to stand, run, and walk. Unfortunately, hip injuries do occur. For example, damaged cartilage or broken bones cause pain and limit mobility. Thankfully, a chiropractor can help. If you injured your hip or suffer from hip pain and are looking for a chiropractor in Rosedale MD to help, discover Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center in Essex.
Causes of Hip Pain
Sources of hip pain vary from person to person. Some hip pain flares up due to weight gain, stress, cold weather, repetitive movements, infections, or a drop in barometric pressure. Other common causes are:
Arthritis: This degenerative disease damages cartilage. Inflammation causes the cartilage to be worn down over time, allowing bones to rub against each other.
Injuries: A hip labral tear, tendinitis, or a sprain can lead to hip pain. A hip labral tear is when the cartilage that keeps the hip bone in place is harmed. Tears may happen if you have osteoarthritis, an athletic injury, or structural abnormalities. Tendinitis occurs when the muscle that flexes your hip (iliopsoas) is overused and becomes inflamed. It limits mobility and results in pain at the front of the hip. Finally, a hip sprain can be caused by a fall or a sudden or repetitive movement that involves twisting or sudden changes in direction.
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. If pressure on this nerve results in pain in the lower back that spreads to the hips and buttocks. Typically, pain is limited to one side of the body and appears suddenly.
Muscle Imbalance: Weak and/or tight hip muscles can cause imbalances that will lead to hip pain.
Do You Need a Chiropractor in Rosedale MD?
Chiropractors are experts in assessing the extent of your hip pain. For each patient, they develop a customized chiropractic strategy to help reduce pain and improve movement. Dr. Cohen and the staff at Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center have helped many people decrease pain and increase mobility. Additionally, we offer rehabilitation services such as aquatic therapy, therapeutic massage, dry needling, and physical therapy. Contact us for more information!