Hip Pain in Newark, DE
You might not realize it but our hips serve many important functions. From walking and running to bearing weight and playing sports, the hips are involved in many of our day-to-day activities. This is why when our Newark patients experience hip pain it can have a serious effect on their daily lives. While hip pain is often caused by osteoarthritis or an injury, there are other health conditions that could also be responsible. However your chiropractor can help determine the source of your hip pain and create a unique treatment plan to eliminate your symptoms.
Trauma, inflammatory conditions, and overuse are other causes of hip pain; however, it’s important to first determine the cause of your problem so we know how to best treat your condition. The first thing we will do when you come into the office for your hip pain is perform a thorough physical examination.
We will ask you more detailed questions regarding your hip pain, as well as your medical history and other chiropractic care you’ve received in the past. We may also perform a series of imaging exams including X-rays, CT scans and MRIs to help us better determine a diagnosis.
Once we are able to pinpoint the cause of your hip pain, the next step is to sit down with you and create a customized treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms. The type of chiropractic treatment we recommend will depend on the source of your hip pain. However, the main goal of chiropractic treatment will be to reduce swelling, pain and inflammation, increase mobility and strengthen weak muscles, and reduce muscle spasms, if present.
Treatment plans usually combine conservative at-home care like over-the-counter medications and altering certain physical activities, to chiropractic adjustment (when appropriate), stretching and strengthening exercises, massage therapy, physical rehabilitation and other therapeutic modalities. We’ve found that those patients who have hip pain due to osteoarthritis or sciatica have seen a significant reduction in their symptoms due to chiropractic care. These conservative treatments can allow our Newark patients the freedom to continue their day-to-day activities without interruption, as well as avoid more invasive procedures like surgery.