Seeking Hip Pain Relief in Broomfield CO?
It's easy to take your hips for granted -- until they start to hurt. Hip pain can deprive of the ability to run, walk, play sports, do your job, stand up, sit down or even turn over in bed. This is obviously a problem that needs solving, but it doesn't necessarily call for such drastic measures as surgical hip replacement. Our experienced team at Summit Medical Care Center (Dr. Richardson and Dr. Anderson) can provide hip pain relief in Broomfield CO using safe, non-surgical conservative techniques.
Understanding Hip Pain
When you look at the structure and function of the hip joint, you can see why this part of the body might be prone to problems. Because this ball-and-socket joint must combine weight-bearing strength with the ability to pivot smoothly in all directions, it employs several sets of muscles and connective tissues. These soft tissues can develop small tears here and there in the course of everyday stresses. These tiny injuries may heal quickly, but over time the accumulation of scar tissue can cause the tissues to stiffen up or even adhere to each other (a condition known as an adhesion). Excessive stress on the cartilage within the joint can hasten the cartilage's deterioration, leading to osteoarthritis.
In some cases, the pain you feel in your hip is actually referred pain from a problem occurring elsewhere in the body. Sciatica is one notable example. A sciatic nerve pinched by disc problems or spasms of the piriformis muscle (a condition known as piriformis syndrome) can cause pain to shoot through the hip or leg.
Broomfield Hip Pain Treatment at Summit Medical Care Center
Summit Medical Care Center can provide the Broomfield hip pain treatment you need without drugging you or subjecting you to major surgery. Since many of the problems afflicting the hip are directly related to your musculoskeletal balance, an examination of your spine and posture can tell us much about the origins of your pain. We can then customize a Broomfield hip pain treatment to help you feel and function better through conservative care. The techniques we prescribe may include:
- Chiropractic adjustment - Chiropractic adjustment can free stiffened joints and help you enjoy a straighter posture and more even weight distribution on the hip joints.
- Spinal decompression - If sciatic impingement is referring pain to your hip, spinal decompression can coax a bulging or herniated disc away from the sciatic nerve or nerve roots.
- Massage therapy - Massage therapy can loosen tight muscles in the hip area, relieving the muscle spasms that may be causing or worsening your pain. Deep tissue massage can also free tissues trapped by adhesions, permitting a greater range of pain-free motion in the hip.
Don't just imagine a life without hip pain -- make it happen by calling (303) 466-3232 for an evaluation. We want to be your source for hip pain relief in Broomfield CO!