Hip Pain

Hip Pain Relief in Lincoln

doctor looking at hip x-ray

Temporary hip pain due to overuse of hip joints and muscles typically diminishes after a day or two of reducing physical activity. If hip pain continues longer than a few days, you may need chiropractic treatment to eliminate pain and restore normal functioning to one or both hip joints. Larson Chiropractic in Lincoln offers state-of-the-art chiropractic medicine techniques to provide nonsurgical treatment for hip pain due to tendonitis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, muscle sprain, and pregnancy-related hip stress. In most cases, hip problems do not require surgery if they are promptly addressed with chiropractic care.

Causes of Hip Pain

Hip Tendonitis/Hip Inflammation

Inner hip muscles (iliopsoas) are prone to suffering inflammation and tendonitis when strained by rigorous physical activities. Essential for standing, walking, and running, the iliopsoas is powerful hip flexors that also become less flexible with age as muscle tissues dehydrate and shrink. Symptoms of hip tendonitis include pain that gradually intensifies without chiropractic treatment, tenderness around the hip area and increasingly limited ability to walk, sit, or sleep without feeling pain.

Hip Joint Bursitis

Bursitis of either hip joint develops from strain, injury, or trauma to the hip area. Repetitive activities that stress the hip joint can irritate bursa sacs lying between hip bones and muscles. Bursa sacs are like tiny cushions that prevent bones from rubbing against other bones within the hip joint. Inflamed bursa sacs cause sharp pains that may radiate into the lower back, buttocks, and upper legs. Hip bursitis is also a “wear and tear” condition affecting older people. Less flexible tendons mean the hip joint cannot tolerate overuse and strain before the hip bursa becomes quickly inflamed. Since hip bursitis does not resolve by itself, call Larson Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment for hip pain treatment in Lincoln.
chiropractor stretching patient with hip pain

Hip Joint Osteoarthritis

Degeneration of the articular cartilage is the underlying cause of hip osteoarthritis. Covering the surface of the hip ball and socket joint, the articular cartilage allows your hip joint to move, swivel and twist without stiffness or pain. Age is typically the cause of osteoarthritis of the hip joint. Symptoms include pain that worsens following physical activity, hip joint stiffness, and pain radiating into the buttocks, thighs, and knees. Before receiving hip pain treatment in Lincoln for osteoarthritis, your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic may order a diagnostic scan of your hip to develop a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Hip Labral Tear

The exterior of your hip joint socket is covered by the labrum, a stretchy tissue design to keep the ball part of the socket in place. The labrum also stabilizes the socket by permitting it to expand and remain as flexible as possible during movement. Tearing of the labral tissue may happen during repetitive activity (treadmill walking, jogging, playing sports) or as a sign of the onset of arthritis. Symptoms of a hip labral tear include intense groin pain, a clicking or popping sensation in your hip joint, and reduced joint mobility.

Pregnancy and Hip Pain Relief in Lincoln

Hip pain during pregnancy tends to impact the back or side of your hip. Pain may also be felt in the pelvic region, especially during the last four months of pregnancy. The cause of pregnancy hip pain is simple–the extra weight gain and body imbalance put more stress on hip joints. Receiving a chiropractic massage during the second and third trimester can dramatically reduce hip pain while improving hip joint and muscle health.

Why Chose Larson Chiropractic Care for Hip Pain Treatment in Lincoln?

If you have seen an orthopedic doctor who recommended hip surgery for your hip pain, visit our chiropractic center in Lincoln before making such a life-changing decision. Surgery should not be your only choice when it comes to improving your quality of life. Chiropractic medicine focuses on addressing and treating the underlying cause of musculoskeletal pain without drugs or surgery. By taking a “whole body” approach to your health, our chiropractor will apply evidence-based chiropractic techniques to heal inflammation, restore hip flexibility, reduce hip pain, and improve your overall health and well-being.

Call us today at (402)-421-1626 to schedule a consultation appointment if you have hip pain or want an alternative to hip surgery.

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