Why is my hip hurting?

Hip joint pain can occur for many reasons. Most commonly, movements such as flexing the hips, high-knees exercises, poorly executed squats, or using the stairs can cause pain. Hip pain is common in people who play football as well as runners and swimmers, but it can flare up in just about anyone.

Hip joint pain can also be age-related because our hips degenerate and show the effects of daily wear-and-tear over time.

You may also be suffering from sacroiliac joint pain, which is pain in the joint that connects the hip with the sacrum. Sacroiliac joint pain causes include traumatic impact, poor biomechanics, inflammation or hormonal changes in the body, for example when pregnant.

Many people who describe sciatica symptoms in their hip are possibly experiencing pain that is referred from the sciatic nerve. It is very easy to be confused between sciatica and hip pain which is why it is important to see a chiropractor who can diagnose the correct source of the pain and address it quickly and effectively.

What does hip joint pain feel like?

Many people visit us at the London Wellness Centre initially complaining of lower back or groin pain. It is only after our chiropractors investigate that we can in fact pinpoint hip joint pain, sciatica or sacroiliac joint pain.

If you have injured your hip, the pain associated with that injury can refer down to the knees or, as above, be felt in the lower back or groin area.

Sacroiliac joint pain symptoms are more likely to be felt in the lower back or legs. Sacroiliac joint pain (also known as SI joint pain) can often feel very similar to sciatica.

How can a chiropractor help me?

As we’ve identified, it isn’t always easy to feel the true source of pain. So how do you know when to see a chiropractor for hip pain?

By seeing a qualified chiropractor, you are guaranteed to get to the root cause of the problem because we are trained over a five-year period to take this approach. We will examine all of your muscles and joints to understand where there is likely to be inflammation which, in turn, will be causing the pain.

Your treatment will then be a combination of immediate pain relief and preventative advice and adjustment to minimise the chance of your suffering continuing.

Methods of treatment for hip joint pain (as well as sacroiliac joint pain treatment) may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustment
  • Identification of related injuries or inflammation
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Ongoing Advice for avoiding future problems
  • Dietary supplements and advice
  • Exercises to maintain functional strength and mobility
  • Long and short term treatment plans

All of our treatments are effective in cases of sciatica and hip pain so will be relevant regardless of the final diagnosis.

How to relieve hip joint pain

If you are suffering with hip joint pain, get in touch with us at the London Wellness Centre and we’ll book you an appointment. We’ll start by easing your pain and then work with you to help prevent further pain through treatment to maintain your condition and lifestyle advice to avoid it recurring.

Sacroiliac joint pain relief will follow a similar process, but may require a more extensive treatment programme as this condition constitutes chronic joint pain. As a potentially long-term condition, many people wonder can sacroiliac joint pain be cured? For the London Wellness centre, treating SI joint pain is the same as treating any other chronic joint pain: we address your body as a whole and work out the very best treatment for you, helping you find the best condition possible for your body.

A few facts about hip pain

arthritis in hip

Pain in the muscles or joints in the hip/pelvic region can be described as hip pain

hip joint pain

Hip pain can be from intra-articular, extra-articular or referred pain from neighbouring structures, e.g. sacro-iliac joint, spine, symphysis pubis or the inguinal canal

hip pain & lower back pain

Sometimes hip pain is closely associated with low back pain

If you would like more information about our treatments or want to find out how we may be able to help you with a specific problem please call us on 020 7531 4444