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If you’re experiencing debilitating hip pain, you may find even the most mundane tasks difficult, such as walking, sitting, bending over, and lying down. At Back & Neck Pain Center in Clearwater, Florida, we offer chiropractic hip pain treatment that can help you find relief from your symptoms and allow you to enjoy your favorite activities once again, whether that’s gardening, running, or anything else!
Hip pain typically originates at the hip joint, which is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body. The rounded head of the thighbone (the femur) fits into a socket of the pelvic bone, both of which are covered in cartilage to offer shock absorption and ensure the femur can move freely around in the socket without any friction. This cartilage, however, can become worn down with time and with repeated use, leading to hip pain.
Hip pain can also be caused by the overuse of muscles and tendons. The hip muscles help to move the leg away from the body, rotate the leg at the hip joint, and produce other powerful movements. Repeated motion or inflammation can result in hip pain.
You may be able to treat your hip pain at home by taking over-the-counter pain relievers to ease any discomfort and icing your hip for 15 minutes at a time. You also want to avoid prolonged sitting, bending at the hip, or placing direct pressure on the hip joint.
However, if these at-home remedies do not provide the relief you need, make an appointment with Dr. Monte Venis at Back & Neck Pain Center. Dr. Venis is an experienced chiropractor who has been helping individuals find relief from their hip pain since 1982, and he will work hard to do the same for you.
Dr. Venis will provide a thorough consultation and evaluation of your condition. He may recommend imaging tests such as X-rays or MRIs to get a further understanding of the extent of your injury. This will allow him to pinpoint the specific cause of your hip pain to develop the best treatment plan for your needs. Your hip pain may be caused by:
Once Dr. Venis understands the cause of your hip pain, he will develop a comprehensive treatment plan aimed at helping you feel better and return to your active lifestyle promptly. This treatment plan may include massage therapy, spinal manipulation, Diversified technique spinal adjustments, intersegmental traction, heat/cold therapy, and other options.
If you are looking for hip pain treatment from a trusted chiropractor in the Clearwater, FL, area, contact Back & Neck Pain Center today for an appointment. Please give us a call at (727) 726-4743 or fill out our online form.