Hip pain is becoming more common for many people. When you experience hip pain, even the smallest activity or task you do becomes difficult. From bending down to pick up your child, to climbing some stairs, or just getting out of bed in the morning and walking around the house, hip pain limits your ability to function. When it comes to hip pain, our team at Innate Life Chiropractic in Palatine is experienced in understanding what the cause is and how to help you heal.

Causes of Hip Pain

Hip pain can be due to several, different incidents. Sometimes the injury is obvious or sudden, such as a sports injury. You are able to recognize the cause of the pain immediately. Of course, there are other hip injuries that are more subtle than this. This can be due to sitting or driving for extended periods, improper posture, or spinal injuries. Aside from this, another common cause of hip pain is when the hip cartilage degenerates. This can happen over time, not immediately. Degenerated cartilage can cause arthritis in the hip, resulting in stiffening and inflammation in the joint.

The hip is a complex joint, relying on ligaments and muscles for stability. It is also a major weight bearing joint.

When you experience hip pain, it is important that the hip is assessed. In addition, the spine, knee, ankle, and foot should also be examined. Most often there is a biomechanical and/or neurological issue above or below the hip. Issues in the spine, knee, ankle, and foot can put stress on the hip, causing further injury.

How Hip Pain Affects Daily Life

Discomfort in the hips has a direct effect on how you perform daily tasks and activities. This includes using the stairs, sitting down or standing up, and even just walking. Decreasing your activity level, however, can cause issues to your overall physical and mental health, along with making you more likely to get injured. There is some good news, though. Being active can help take pressure off the hips. Overall, it is important to take care of your hips, and to seek help if you are experiencing pain.

Care for Hip Pain at Innate Life Chiropractic

At Innate Life Chiropractic in Palatine, Dr. Nathan will perform an examination, neurospinal scans, and evaluate your posture to determine the cause and location of your hip pain. After comparing the findings  our chiropractor will develop a care plan to help heal your hip(s), and provide you with recommendations to lower your risk for possible reoccurrences.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Dr. Nathan will improve the alignment in the affected area to increase your range of motion and alleviate the pressure on the nervous system. Restoring proper motions in the spine  will take pressure off of the hip joints. Additionally, Dr. Nathan will evaluate if the ankle, knee, or hip need adjustments as well.

 Lifestyle Advice

With any injury, whether to the back, neck, or extremity, the last thing you want to do is exacerbate the condition. The same idea applies to healing hips. Our advice is designed to help you perform everyday tasks and responsibilities safely. We focus on healing and relief of the hip, not aggravating it further.

Contact our Palatine Chiropractor for help with Your Hip

If you have hip pain then Innate Life Chiropractic is your solution. Schedule an appointment with Innate Life Chiropractic of Palatine, IL, today! Let us help you heal your hip NOW!

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