Hip Chiropractic in Austin, TX
We have several people that originally come to our office for help with hip pain and other hip issues. The true hip joint consists of the femoral head and the acetabulum of the ilium. It is a ball and socket joint with a large range of motion. Due to the hips large range of motion, it is extremely important that it is moving correctly.
Do chiropractors work on hips?
Yes, chiropractors work on hips. If the hip is out of alignment or if other joints near the hip are out of alignment, then we evaluate exactly how these joints are misaligned so we can correct them to improve your movement and function. If these misalignments are not corrected then the issues will continue to accumulate leaving you feeling worse and causing your issue to take longer to correct. So if you feel like your hips are out of alignment, then be sure to schedule your first visit with one of our doctors today!
Common Conditions We See Involving the Hip:
How does a chiropractor adjust your hip?
There are many techniques that chiropractors learn on how to adjust the hips. Adjustments always start with a thorough evaluation to see exactly HOW the hip is misaligned and WHY it is not moving correctly. When we understand this it makes it much easier to perform the proper adjustment to ensure that the hip begins to function properly again. We perform gentle adjustments using either our hands or different tools that we have in the office.
Once the hip is back into proper alignment, we always double check to make sure that the hip stays in proper alignment. Plus, we will then teach you different movements and strategies to ensure that your hip remains in proper alignment to prevent further injuries in the future. Hip adjustments can be seen on our youtube page, including this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdetvoiWDM8&t=193s) where the issue was so bad that it was negatively impacting her ankle and knee as well!
Chiropractors are well known for correcting any joints in the body that are misaligned. The hips are no exception. When your hips are out of alignment, it causes other areas in your body to start compensating (or also fall out of alignment). These compensations lead to further pain and discomfort. This is why it is so important to get your hips checked as soon as possible to ensure that the rest of the body does not start to compensate for your misaligned hips.
One of the best ways to know if your hips are out of alignment is if you feel that one hip is higher than the other, if you’ve been experiencing pain in your hips, and if you feel like you lean your body more to one side than the other. If you’re experiencing any of these signs, then it’s best for you to schedule your first appointment with one of our doctors today!
Should you see a doctor or a chiropractor for hip pain?
There are many different things that can cause hip pain. We always recommend seeing a chiropractor first because it is non-invasive (less risky) and oftentimes leads to resolution of pain without the need for drugs or surgery. Plus, if your hip pain is due to something serious that requires drugs or surgery, then our chiropractic examination will be able to determine that and we will refer you out to the proper practitioner. Be sure to schedule your first appointment with one of our doctors today!