An injury in the hip, or any type of degenerative tissue damage, can cause trouble walking and sleeping, and hip pain, of course. At Elite Spine and Health Center in Houston and Spring, Texas, experienced chiropractors Billy Cheong, DC, Kesia Broome, DC, Elias Madrid, DC and the team use evidence-based therapies to help heal hip injuries and reduce or resolve the pain. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or book online today.
Hip pain is any discomfort in either or both of the joints attaching your legs to your torso. You might not feel hip pain directly in the center of your hip. Instead, it may appear closer to the groin or upper thigh.
In any case, severe or long-lasting hip pain might indicate an injury or condition that requires individualized care.
Pain isn’t always the sole symptom of a hip condition or injury. You should also report symptoms that come with hip pain such as stiffness, weakness, and inflammation. These other symptoms might help the team at Elite Spine and Health Center make a faster or more accurate diagnosis.
When you come in with hip pain, the Elite Spine and Health Center team examines your hip with a physical exam and asks about your medical history. Imaging tests can help highlight areas of damage that need specific treatment.
Like other joints, your hips include bones, cartilage, a network of muscles and ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves.
Hip pain can originate in any of the structures within a hip and can come from an acute injury or degeneration that happens over time. Sometimes, even an acute hip injury can lead to chronic hip pain.
If you experience hip pain and other symptoms that often come with it like stiffness, it might be due to:
Among possible hip pain causes, including those not listed, tendonitis is by far the most prevalent. It often comes from overusing your hip during exercise or other actions involving repeated movements, but it tends to resolve itself in a few days.
It takes an individualized approach to treat hip pain, and the team at Elite Spine and Health Center can direct you to treatments that address the underlying cause.
While treating hip pain and other joint pain types, you may need to rely on some home behavior modifications to get the most from your treatments in the office.
Your options at Elite Spine and Health Center include:
During your regular visits to Elite Spine and Health Center for hip pain management, the team can change your treatment plan at any time to better suit your needs and treatment goals.
To schedule an evaluation for hip pain, call Elite Spine and Health Center or book online today.