Hip Pain Relief
After two hip operations, Sue and the VCM staff were able to identify where my pain started. My pain was intolerable. I couldn’t sit and couldn’t walk upstairs. With time and patience, they were able to get me close to pain-free.
- Difficulty sleeping on the hip
- Groin pain
- Hip fracture
- Joint pain
- Loss of motion
- Swelling over the hip
- Tenderness of the hip
Your hip is a ball-and-socket joint that works to support the weight of your upper body, relying on multiple muscles and tissues to keep it mobile and stable so it can function properly. Pain felt in the hips may originate in the joints themselves, but it may also be a result of an underlying condition in another part of the body. For example, your hips are part of a kinetic chain, meaning they make up a combination of weight-bearing joints that must function with other parts of the body in harmony (such as the knees), for your body and posture to function properly. This means that while you may be feeling pain in your hip, the problem could be rooted in a different part of your body.
Overuse injuries, such as tendinitis and chronic muscle strain, are common in the hips because they are constantly in use. However, the hips may also be subject to acute injuries, such as sprains, strains, and dislocation. Hip pain can also be affected by referred pain from a pinched sciatic nerve, as the nerve travels through the area. Imbalances in your stance or gait may cause abnormal stresses and premature wear-and-tear in your hips, resulting in painful symptoms or arthritis.
The treatments at Vineyard Complementary Medicine can help to greatly reduce your hip pain. In many cases, it can even relieve it altogether, sparing you the need for potentially harmful medication or surgical correction. After your physical exam is complete, our physical therapists will prescribe a plan for you, aimed at relieving unnatural stresses and strains, and normalizing your joint function. You will be given targeted exercises designed for relieving hip joint pain and stabilizing weak hip tissues.
It is time to take a stand against your hip pain. Contact Vineyard Complementary Medicine today at Edgartown, MA to speak with one of our dedicated practitioners and get started on the path toward long-lasting pain relief. Your hips will be glad you did!