Hip Pain

hip pain relief with chiropractic care

While a common problem, hip pain in Ankeny IA and Grimes IA is a condition you don’t have to live with. At Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries, Aaron Martin, DC and his outstanding team offer holistic hip pain diagnostics and treatments that restore musculoskeletal functioning, reduce pain, and enhance your well-being.

What is hip pain?

Hip pain is discomfort in one or both of your hip joints, which connect your pelvis to your thighs. These joints contain bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues. They can become damaged and painful due to diseases, injuries, or age-related wear. See the Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries team at the first sign of continuous or extreme hip pain.

What might hip pain look like?

Hip discomfort may present as:

  • Mild to severe pain
  • Aching
  • Pain with movement
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Bruising
  • Weakness
  • Reduced mobility

The discomfort may go away with rest and home remedies, but hip injuries sometimes require medical intervention for proper healing.

What are the risk factors for hip pain?

Common risk factors for hip pain include:

  • Strains
  • Hip impingement
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Arthritis
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hamstring strain
  • Joint weakness
  • Joint degeneration
  • Labral tears
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Maigne's syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Psoas tendinopathy

You might injure your hip by playing sports, falling, having a physically demanding job, being in a car accident, or experiencing wear-and-tear due to aging.

How does my specialist diagnose hip pain?

The Iowa Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries team pinpoints the cause of hip pain using various methods. They discuss your medical history, symptoms, medications, and lifestyle. Your chiropractic specialist also completes a physical exam and uses digital X-rays or other procedures to confirm a diagnosis and develop an effective pain-reducing solution.

How is hip pain treated?

Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries offers numerous treatments for hip pain, including:

  • Ice or heat packs
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Acupuncture
  • Spinal decompression therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • MLS laser therapy
  • Power Plate technology
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • HeartMath technology
  • Trigger point therapy
  • HeartMath technology
  • Physiotherapy

Your specialist lets you know which stretches and exercises to complete at home to strengthen painful tissues and promote healing. Don’t hesitate to call the office at any time with questions.

Your provider tailors each hip pain treatment to your personalized needs to ensure outstanding, long-lasting pain reduction.

To reap the benefits of hip pain relief, schedule an appointment at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries by phone or online today.