Are you experiencing hip pain?
We will get to the root cause of your hip pain, so when we treat it, it will not only feel better but be less likely to return. That is the Drummond Difference.
We will get to the root cause of your hip pain, so when we treat it, it will not only feel better but be less likely to return. Not all chiropractors work on hips, but all the chiropractors at Drummond Chiropractic are hip experts. One of us should be able to see you today!
Looking for home remedies for hip pain relief?
Scroll down for stretches, exercises and other home remedies for hip pain relief. Before you try any new remedy, talk with your health care provider to verify it is appropriate for your specific condition. Hopefully that is one of our chiropractors here at Drummond Chiropractic. We are more than neck and pain chiropractors. We have Dr. McCoy, a sports chiropractic specialist on staff, with specialized training with hip injuries, be it from sports, or from regular day activities like misstepping off a curb, lunging for an object falling off a counter, carrying your children up the stairs or starting a new exercise regimen. You do not have to be an elite athlete to take advantage of his skills with hip injuries
Did you know hip pain can be caused by imbalances of the feet? Hip pain can also be referred from a pinched nerve in the back, poor work economics, lymphatic back up, tendonosis of an leg muscle, or maybe it is caused by something wrong with your knee. Regardless of the cause of your hip pain, we will find it with a thorough history and exam, then determine the best treatment plan for it, even if it means referring you out. We are more affordable than orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists, so start with us, and if able, we will get you back pain free as soon as possible.
This is why when you make an appointment with us for your hip pain, we will evaluate more than just your hip. We will get to the root cause of your hip pain to determine if you are a good candidate for your care. If not, we will help you find a specialist who can.
Curious how we treat hip pain?
- Chiropractic adjusting
- Isometric Stretching
- Natural treatments for muscle spasm
- Dry Needling
- Orthotics (if foot imbalances or leg length discrepancies are contributing to your hip pain)
- Home remedy advice (scroll down to learn about some of our home remedies)
Dr. Michael McCoy is more than a spine specialist as a chiropractor, but also a joint (including hip pain) specialist. Not all chiropractors work on hips, let alone specialize in hip pain. He not only will work on your hip, but any issue that may be contributing to your hip condition. He can train you on how to restrengthen your body so that your hip is less vulnerable to re-injury.
Once we determine the cause of your hip pain, we will treat you the same day if warranted, e-mail you a report of findings (ROF). This ROF will explain your condition, give you home advice on what to avoid, list your stretches and exercises prescribed during your visit, additional advice (i.e. to heat or ice), treatment modalities we will use, goals and plan of action to get you well in as few visits as possible.
HIDDEN CAUSES OF HIP PAIN:
Collapsed Arches And Orthotics
If one foot collapsing more than the other when you walk, this would be equivalent to walking on tilted ground all the time. The foot that collapses more will cause the pelvis to tilt just like a short leg would. Can you see how this can lead to hip pain?
If one foot is more collapsed than the other, the knees, hips, and low back will be imbalanced, causing pain in one if not all regions (Figure above).
Have your health practitioner look at your feet if you have hip pain. If the foundation you stand on is off, how can you expect your hips to be well?
I have had patients who were seeing chiropractors on a regular basis because their treatments were not lasting. Some had to see a chiropractor more than once a week!
Once I examined them, I discovered their feet had collapsed. After I fit them with orthotics, their treatments started lasting!
WONDERING IF YOUR FEET ARE THE CAUSE OF YOUR HIP PAIN?
to schedule a FREE FOOT SCAN with us here at Drummond Chiropractic.
Again, the solution for collapsed arches is orthotics (a supportive device you wear in your shoes to provide additional support for your feet; Figure below).
If your treatments are not providing lasting relief for your hip pain, it may be because the foundation on which you stand is off! You may need orthotics to keep your body in alignment, to take the stress off of your back! Something worth examining.
Even if your hips are not currently hurting, orthotics decrease the amount of stress on hips that lead to early wear and tear. Wearing orthotics before you hurt may prevent hip surgery in the future. Bonus!
If you would like to learn more about orthotics, check out my book Combat Foot Pain, or CLICK HERE to be directed to our webpage on orthotics..
TAKING PAIN PILLS FOR YOUR HIP PAIN? STOP!
CLICK HERE to learn how a TENS unit can
relieve your hip pain
SUPPLEMENTS, HERBS AND OILS THAT CAN HELP YOUR hip PAIN:
HEAT OR ICE?
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING HIP PAIN and are looking for an alternative to over-the-counter pain relievers, temperature therapy may be an option. Heat therapy and ice therapy are useful, and sometimes can be used interchangeably.
I believe the safest self-treatment for most hip pain is to:
1. Heat the thigh muscles (avoiding the hip) for ten minutes to bring nutrient-filled blood to the area and to relax the muscles of the lower extremity.
2. Stretch the thigh and hip muscles gently while the muscles are warm and pliable (as shown in the stretches mentioned above).
3. Finish with two minutes of ice to the most intense spot of pain in the hip to calm any inflammation that may have worsened with the heat and stretching.
HOME HIP STRETCHES, EXERCISES AND SELF MASSAGE TIPS:
Again, before trying any home remedies, check with your health care provider to confirm it is appropriate for your specific condition. For example, it would not be good to be stretching your hip if you have an sacroiliac sprain, as it would make your condition worse.
Click the box below for demonstrations of hip stretching to improve range of motion, and exercises to strengthen the hip to make it less vulnerable to re-injury.
After your first visit with us, you will receive an email with your personalized home stretches and exercise regimen in a Report of Findings. To see an example of one, check out this video:
Want to see what else we would advise for you?
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