We all saw the commercials growing up of the elderly person falling and exclaiming, "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!" Now, many people joke, but the reality is that those scenarios do occur and they're no laughing matter. In fact, the majority of those falls are related to hip injuries, with hip fractures being the most serious in the elderly population. Of all the chiropractors in Maple Grove, Dr. Tieri is specially trained in handling these conditions.
Aside from the extreme fracture, there are a number of reasons that people can experience something as simple as hip pain. Hip pain is very common and can have a number of underlying causes. One of the most common underlying causes is referred pain from the lower back. The nerves exiting the spine in the lower lumbar region as well as areas of the sacrum are responsible for nervous system signals to the hips and legs.
Another common cause is degeneration or osteoarthritis of the hip joint itself. Though it's less common than referred pain, it is still an issue affecting many older people and more recently an ever increasing amount of the younger population. It is estimated that osteoarthritis of the hip affects, 8% of women and 6.7% of men, with prevalence increasing with age.
Osteoarthritis Risk Factors
- Previous Trauma
- Family History of Arthritis
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
- Discomfort and stiffness in the groin, buttock, or thigh, usually in the morning.
- Gradual increase of pain into thigh and knee joint
- Increased pain with activity
- Increased pain with cold weather of low pressure systems
- Loss of muscle strength
- Loss of hip mobility
- Noticeable limp with loss of hip extension
How Can Chiropractic in Maple Grove Help With Hip Pain?
- Remove nerve irritation
- Decrease inflammation
- Improve joint range of motion
- Decrease muscle spasm
- Decrease pain
- Restore proper biomechanics
- Strengthen weakened muscles
Total Spine Health and Injury Center is a chiropractic office serving the Maple Grove and Plymouth communities. At Total Spine Health and Injury Center our highly trained staff will get to the cause of your underlying hip pain and recommend the proper treatment and care to get you out of pain and feeling better. Call to schedule an appointment today at (763) 568-7869 or visit is online at totalspinemn.com.