Hip Pain

Hip pain.

Hip pain is a common symptom that affects many people. In fact, it frequently prompts those who suffer from it to visit the chiropractor. Pain in the hip may sometimes be accompanied by limping, reduced muscle movement in the hip joint, muscle stiffness and pain in the leg whenever weight is applied to it. There are many conditions that can cause pain in the hips, and so it’s important to seek out professional care in an attempt to pinpoint the source of the pain.

Hip pain may be felt on the inside of the hip or groin or on the outside of the hip and upper thigh or buttocks. When pain is felt on the inside of the hip, it is typically due to an issue in the hip joint. However, when it’s felt on the outside of the hip, this usually signals an issue with the muscles, tendons, ligaments or other soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. The pain may even be rooted in an entirely different part of the body but felt in the hip (this is known as “referred pain”).

Causes and Treatment of Hip Pain

One of the most common causes of hip pain is trauma to the hip from injury or overuse, which could result in a fractured hip bone, worn or torn cartilage, or a strained muscle or tendon. Pain can also come from any condition that causes inflammation to the hip area, such as arthritis, bursitis or tendonitis. It may also result if the pelvis is tilted over time during walking or running because of poor posture or a difference in leg length.

Chiropractors are trained to treat hip pain using a variety of techniques, and the particular treatment will largely depend on the root cause of the pain. Your hip will be examined in an effort to pinpoint the cause, and an x-ray or other imaging test may be used to aid in diagnosis. Chiropractors may treat hip pain with a series of regular spinal adjustments to help eliminate or reduce restrictions of the spine that could be contributing to the pain. Other treatment methods may include exercises, stretching, strength training, ultrasound therapy, electrotherapy or low-level laser treatment, among others. In addition, lifestyle changes may be recommended that support healthy weight management, regular movement, proper nutrition and optimal workspace arrangement.

Why Seek Chiropractic Treatment for Hip Pain?

If you’re suffering from hip pain, it’s important to seek treatment. Chiropractic care has been found to be effective in several studies for helping alleviate hip pain caused by restricted motion of a joint, arthritis, other disorders of the hip and sports injuries. If there is a holistic way to treat your condition that doesn’t involve surgery, we can advise a treatment plan that is right for you. Chiropractors can help reduce the pain, and depending on its cause, treat the root of the problem.

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  • "I've been coming to see Dr. Bob since 1984 for my back pain. After each visit, the vast improvement lasts about one whole month. Even after all these years, Dr. Bob continues to provide outstanding care for me, my children, and my grandchildren. I've referred several people to HealthWise Chiropractic, so they too can see the results I have. My favorite part of my visits is the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and doctors and, of course, the results I get that improve my daily living."
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  • "About ten years ago I was at the gym, I bent over and couldn't get up, the pain was horrible. I contacted Healthwise and Dr. Mike gave me an emergency appointment that evening. He did a complete physical and x-ray before he started any treatment. After my first treatment I was able to stand up and walk with minimal pain. With a few visits I was back to normal. I continued treatments as needed for the next several years.
    I see Dr. Bob regularly to stay fit and pain-free. He tests my strength and weakness to determine the best treatment. Our open discussion led him to help my acid reflux. I now exercise and walk as is essential for a septuagenarian.
    I told Dr. Bob that I was starting to get knee pain that I thought was arthritis; I didn't think chiropractic care could help. He told me about new equipment to help. I look forward to improvement.
    I was a skeptic of chiropractic care, now I would recommend HealthWise to anyone with chronic/simple pain. It worked for me. It can work for you!"
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  • "I was very miserable with constant pain in my leg while knowing it had something to do with my back. My friend surprised me with an appointment with Dr. Bob. After being treated by Dr. Bob I knew right away it was exactly what I needed. I learned a lot through my conversations with the doctor. I am really thankful to Dr. Bob and his staff."
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  • "I had a very limited understanding of chiropractic care until I tried it for the first time 12 years ago. I came in with severe pain in my neck, which prohibited me from moving my head. I was greeted by a kind staff, had an exam and x-rays done on my first appointment followed by an adjustment. I felt so much better after my first adjustment and by following the treatment plan my headaches and migraines improved. My overall health has improved because of chiropractic care. Dr. Bob helps make sure that I am taking the right supplements to optimize my health and fitness performance. They have helped me with allergies, knee and shoulder pain, and earaches. I had no idea when I began my chiropractic journey just how much help the doctors and staff at HealthWise would be at improving my quality of life."
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  • "I have been a patient at HealthWise Chiropractic for over 20 years. In the past and currently I am seeing Dr. Bob, however, I have seen all docs at Healthwise. My general issues are usually seasonally related to sinus and allergies. Recently I have been receiving treatment for my hip and lower back. Dr. Bob zeros in on trigger points and quickly relieves my pain. He is a wealth of knowledge and offers help and suggestion on my health issues. The staff is friendly and helpful. I leave feeling better and I believe helps to keep my body aligned and energized. I have also come in after falls, injuries and surgeries. I truly believe my adjustments at the time added to a quicker recovery."
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  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Bob for two and half months. . I see him for an adjustment every two weeks. I started seeing a chiropractor for the first time in January 2021 while working in Florida for my continued lower back pain and chronic bilateral hip bursitis. Because my pain was mostly relieved with continued adjustments, I decided to continue with treatment when returning to Wisconsin. I have been very happy with my continued pain relief/adjustments at HealthWise. I highly recommend anyone with chronic back and neck pain to try chiropractic adjustments here at HealthWise. It will make your life better."
    Marianne V.
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  • "I enjoy coming, getting readjusted and any additional therapies. It has made my life healthier and less stressful. If I have questions, they are answered at that visit. The staff is very professional, personable and friendly. I always look forward to my next visit with them. I am glad to be part of Healthwise Chiropractic family:)"
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