Your hip is the joint where your femur (thigh bone) meets your pelvis (hip bone). Your hip is known as a ball-and-socket joint. This is because you have a ball at the end of your femur, and it fits into a socket in your pelvis. This makes your hips very stable and allows for a wide range of motion. When they are healthy, it takes great force to hurt them.
However, playing sports, running, auto accidents or falling can many times lead to hip injuries such as:
• Fractures (broken bones)
Hips are among the most common joint to develop osteoarthritis. The wear and tear of cartilage over time causes bone to rub against bone, which can cause debilitating pain and immobility. Arthritis also leads to inflammation of the hip joint that can be extremely painful. Over time, hip pain gradually worsens if not treated properly. Arthritis can cause stiffness of the joints of loss of motion.
Another common hip injury is tearing in the ligaments or tendons. Some of these injuries may be accident-related while others may simply be related to daily activities.
Repeated motions can cause hip strain or tendonitis due to overuse. Athletes that frequently twist or turn in their sport are more likely to experience a hip labral tear along the outside rim of the hip socket.
As one of the most load bearing joints in the body, nearly every movement is affected by the hips. If your hip joint is effected in a car accident, the space in the joint may be filled with fluid, causing the hip capsule to fill. Your ability to stay active lies in the motion of the hip joint.
Whether you’ve been involved in an accedent or if you’re an athlete, an avid walker, or simply wish to be able to live your life without pain, your hip joints need to be healthy and working as effectively as possible.
Dr. Ameri and his team are ready to offer a variety of non-invasive treatment options to alleviate hip pain and help you find relief and get back to doing the things you love most. Contact ChiroMax Health & Wellness today and book your initial consultation and learn more about our range of therapeutic treatment options today.
We can provide safe, non-invasive treatment for your mid back injuries, trauma, natural aging, and more. Don’t opt for surgery before exploring all the options available to relieve your pain. Call (713) 22-Ameri (713-222-6374) and schedule your appointment today and start your path of recovery and a healthy living.