Chiropractic Hip Pain Treatments in Kansas City
Are you experiencing hip pain?
Chiropractic Hip pain can be caused by repetitive stress or poor movement patterns. Deep squatting or repetitive hip flexion can compress or cause repetitive strain to muscles that surround and stabilize the hip causing tearing and/or inflammation. Certain muscles like the piriformis can become tight or inflamed in the back of the joint compressing a nerve that can cause symptoms as well.
Possible Treatments for Hip pain
Common treatments for hip pain vary depending on the causative factors. Evidence-based treatment protocols are vital for long-lasting beneficial effects. Leading soft tissue therapies for the hip include A.R.T., Dry Needling, Graston and corrective exercise.
The Chiropractic Graston Technique is one of the leading instrument assisted soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.Learn More
Dry Needling is the process of using a thin needle inserted into a trigger point to relieve a contracture within a muscle.Learn More
Hip impingement or FAI (femoral acetabular impingement) can be caused by the muscle or labrum being compressed when going into a deep squat or continual sitting in a position where the hips are overly flexed. This can lead to tearing and inflammation causing local pain or pain that radiates around the hip joint.
Piriformis syndrome is where the piriformis, a muscle in the back of the hip, becomes tight or inflamed and causes compression of the sciatic nerve. Usually there is pain with sitting and with active motion. Piriformis is quite common in runners and long-distance endurance athletes.
Trochanteric bursitis is characterized by pain on the outside the hip that often occurs while sleeping or laying on the side. Bursitis is when the fluid filled sac that lays under tendons becomes inflamed producing local and referral pain.
Symptoms of hip pain can include
- Sharp pinpoint pain
- Muscle spasms
- Deep, dull ache
- Limited range of motion or mobility
- Pain with deep squatting
- Pain with running or hip extension
- Numbness and tingling or pain down the back of the hip
- Feeling of weakness
Hip Treatments in Kansas City
Chiropractic Care vs. In-Home Exercises
Research supports the benefit of soft tissue treatment for hip issues. Although corrective exercises and end range loading techniques are beneficial, they produce more significant results when accompanied by manual therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have hip pain when walking. Do I need a chiropractor?
It is suggested that you should visit a chiropractor if you are experiencing pain in your hip while walking. The chiropractors at F.I.T. can provide you with a thorough musculoskeletal examination and begin addressing and treating your pain through our evidence-based techniques.
I'm experiencing hip pain at night lying on my side. Can you help with that?
Yes hip pain while laying on your side is often, but not always, an indicator of bursitis or tendinosis. Our chiropractors will thoroughly examine you to determine the cause of your pain and will provide an appropriate treatment plan to get you pain free.
Visit your local F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.