Osteoarthritis of the hip joint is a problem affecting mainly older people and is the most common disease affecting the hip joint, with 25% of women and 15% of men experiencing symptoms over the age of 60 years. This pain may be coming from problems with your lumbar spine, pelvis or groin, it could even have something to do with your gait or posture.
While there are a variety of options for treating hip problems, such as over-the-counter medications, non-impact exercises (such as swimming) and low-impact exercises (such as stretching), there is another alternative option that includes chiropractic care. Opting for a more natural treatment plan for hip pain can help you avoid the costs and risks of surgery and drugs over a longer period. Adjustments allow for better movement of the joint it self while allowing the muscles and ligaments in the area to relax and help decrease pain. In addition to adjustments, your Jacksonville FL chiropractor will recommend appropriate exercises to help rehabilitate the hip joint and stabilize the misaligned components. Your hip pain chiropractic treatment will be tailored to your specific situation to provide both short term and long lasting relief.