The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the body because it bears the body weight and enables a person to walk properly. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of pain in this joint, especially in older adults. Symptoms of this condition which is characterized by joint inflammation include pain and stiffness. There is no cure for arthritis, but studies have shown that chiropractic treatment like axial manipulation of the hip reduces the symptoms of arthritis.
Trauma is another common cause of hip pain which can result in strained ligaments and muscle spasms. Chiropractic treatment that is tailored to the cause of the trauma can relax the muscles and strengthen weakened joints enabling faster recovery.
Overuse injuries are other causes of hip pain, especially in athletes and dancers. These aches which develop gradually, are caused by inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Chiropractic treatments alleviate these pains by reducing inflammation, strengthening weakened muscles and improving mobility.
Bursitis is another cause of hip pain. This condition develops when bursae, which are small, fluid-filled sacs, become often inflamed as a result of minor trauma or overuse. Chiropractic treatment can alleviate this pain by reducing the inflammation.