Hip Dysfunction Treatments
The hip is the largest ball and socket joint in the body. Like the shoulder, it is a very mobile joint and exhibits a wide range of motion. Because this joint is so mobile, small misalignments of the femur head (the ball part of the joint) can cause dysfunction of the hip joint and lead to pain in the hip. Hip pain may make it difficult to walk, traverse steps or even sleep.
A misaligned pelvis, most commonly at the sacroiliac joint, can also lead to hip pain. The pelvis is made up of three moveable bones, the left ilium, the right ilium and the sacrum. When these pelvic joints aren’t functioning properly a person’s gait will be altered which can cause problems in the hip.
When dealing with pain related to the hip, Dr H’Doubler will assess the entire lower kinetic chain including the lower back, the pelvis, the hips, the knees, the ankles and the feet, as hip pain can be related to dysfunction in any of these areas.
The treatment for hip problems is to first reduce any swelling which might be present. This may include interferential therapy and/or ultrasound. The next phase is to help restore mobility and return proper function to the hip joint and leg. Dr H’Doubler will perform specific adjustments to fixated areas he detects which might be affecting the hip and may prescribe stretches for a person to do at home to help with the healing process.
Hip pain can be debilitating and should be addressed immediately. Dr H’Doubler has the knowledge and experience to help patients recover from most hip problems. Contact us today.