The hip joint is the largest joint of the human body. The anatomy of the hip includes a complex array of bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerves all working together to provide a wide range of motion and support for the human body.
Due to the complexity of the hip, there are numerous conditions that can affect it and cause hip pain including:
At Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, we have been helping patients with hip pain for nearly 20 years. Our comprehensive chiropractic care has proven to be very effective with correctly diagnosing the underlying cause of hip pain and relieving that pain.
Please contact us by calling (513) 561-2273 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website.
The hip joint is where the round head of the femur bone of the leg meets the socket of the acetabulum bone of the hip. Inflammation within the hip joint due to an injury or an illness can cause pain in the hip joint. In addition, the cartilage lining the hip joint which allows for smooth movement of the joint can also become damaged causing pain in the hip joint. Finally, the series of muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves surrounding or traveling through the hip can be the sources of pain as described in more detail below.
The muscles located at the front of the hip are called hip flexors. They allow movement of the knee towards the chest. Running, sprinting, kicking and climbing stairs are typical movements where the hip flexor muscles are utilized. If hip flexor muscles are injured or stressed, it can cause various degrees of pain in the front part of the hips or in the lower abdomen. Hip flexor pain can make every day functions like walking very discomforting.
The psoas (pronounced “so-as”) muscles are powerful muscles that control a variety of movements in the spine and hips. They are also a common source of hip pain.
Psoas muscles are one of the largest and thickest muscles of the human body and have diverse functions. Psoas muscles are vital to walking, bending, sitting and many other movements relating to the lower back, hips and thighs. The psoas muscles can become injured or stressed from such things as poor posture or prolonged sitting. When the psoas muscle does suffer some type of injury or stress, it can cause pain anywhere from the mid-back region down through the hips to the thighs.
Lower back pain and hip pain are often experienced simultaneously. This is due to the close relationship between muscles and nerves that are common to each of these areas of the body. If a problem develops in the lower back, muscles in the hips often become stressed to compensate for lower back conditions. This can lead to various levels of pain throughout both the back and hips. Nerves extending from the back through the hips can also become injured or pinched resulting in symptoms of hip pain.
When hip replacement surgery is recommended, it is typically due to deterioration of the hip joint. Something has caused that deterioration and it’s important to find out exactly what. Once the source of the deterioration has been identified, it can be determined whether the joint can be successfully restored through our chiropractic care or if hip replacement surgery really is the best alternative.
Our chiropractic physicians receive extensive education on the central nervous system, skeletal system and the muscular system of the human body. Keeping these systems healthy and optimized are essential to maintaining full body function and preventing the development of painful health conditions like hip pain. We are highly trained and experienced with identifying and treating injuries and other problems related to the central nervous system, skeletal system and muscular system.
Baker Chiropractic and Wellness has been helping patients with hip pain for nearly 20 years. Our chiropractic care is proven, safe and effective. The best part of our chiropractic care is that it does not require the use of expensive prescription medications or surgery.
If you or someone you know suffers from hip pain or is facing hip replacement surgery, please schedule an appointment at any one of our four greater Cincinnati area clinic locations by calling (513) 561-2273 or schedule an appointment any time day or night here on our website.