Hip pain is a common issue and affects 7 percent of the 100 million people who struggle with chronic pain conditions. It is especially common among athletes because of the added force and stress that sports place across the hip area. Athletes may suffer from hip pain because of sports impacts, falls, repetitive movements, and excess strain on the hip joints. Some may also develop hip pain because of an underlying condition such as osteoarthritis in the hip joint. Chiropractic care can help athletes to recover from hip pain and to learn how to move in a way that is less likely to injure the hips in the future.
Hip pain causes in athletes
Athletes may suffer hip pain as a result of any of the following causes:
- Bone fractures
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Labral tears
- Muscle strains
- Muscle tendon bursitis
Two leading factors of hip pain in athletes include conditioning improperly and increasing the training intensity too quickly. Women are much likelier to suffer hip pain from athletics because they tend to jump with one foot instead of two and change directions with one foot instead of both feet. They also have less muscle and more fat in their bodies.
How chiropractic care can help with hip pain
Chiropractors can work together with athletes to help them to prevent hip pain in the first place. They can do this by suggesting methods of training that are safer for the hips such as how to change directions with both feet and how to jump and land during sports.
Chiropractors might also suggest some hip-strengthening and stretching exercises that can help to prevent injuries. Some of these might include squats, lunges, leg raises, and bridges.
In addition to helping to prevent hip problems, chiropractors can also treat hip pain that is already present. Hip pain that is caused by osteoarthritis in the hip joint can be alleviated with chiropractic adjustments to improve the function of the hip. Manipulation and mobilization of the hip joint can also help patients whose hip pain is caused by biomechanical injuries. Hip injuries may present pain in the lower back or the pelvic region when the hip joint and surrounding tissues are what actually are injured. A chiropractor can pinpoint the true source of the pain and develop a treatment plan to effectively treat it.
Contact Absolute Health Chiropractic in Gainesville
Athletes in Gainesville, Florida can benefit from chiropractic care as a way to improve their athletic performance, prevent injury, and to get relief from sports-related pain such as hip pain. If you are an athlete and want to derive the benefits of chiropractic care or to treat pain that you are experiencing, call Absolute Health Chiropractic at (352) 377-7373. Dr. Rick Haines can meet with you and help you to develop a treatment plan that can provide you with the best outcomes.
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