Hip Pain Treatment in Knoxville

 

X-ray picture of hip having a hip condition

Many people suffer from pain and problems in their hips. Some of the issues people may experience with their hips are pain, limited range of motion, clicking/popping, pain that may radiate up into the back or down the leg, numbness, tingling, or swelling. The most common hip conditions that our hip pain treatment in Knoxville, which our chiropractors and physical therapists treat here at Knoxville Spine and Sports are tight hip flexors, impingement, sciatica, bursitis, tendinitis, and hip dysplasia.

 

Hip Pain Conditions we Treated

Hip pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including injuries and chronic illnesses. Some of the most common causes and symptoms of hip pain are listed below.

 

Tight Hip Flexors

Tight hip flexors can be caused by many different things but in our current society, most often it is caused by sitting too much and poor posture. Certainly, traumatic incidents that cause damage to certain tissues of the hip will also result in a loss of motion.

Tight hip flexors representation

With a loss of motion in the hips, the muscles of the hip will shorten, which is more than likely the cause of the tightness. The most common symptoms of tight hip flexors are groin pain, sometimes pain in the low back, limited motion, swelling, popping, and clicking. Our chiropractors and physical therapists treat these symptoms and causes through manipulations of the hip and surrounding joints along with dry needling, deep soft tissue massages, a form of stretching known as active release technique, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization.

 

Impingement

Hip impingement can be caused by two things. The first is if the head of the femur is misshaped, and the second is if the socket part of the hip joint is too deep. With these two abnormalities in the hip, some of the soft tissue around the joint can become entrapped or pinched with movement.

animate picture of hip impingement in bone structureThe most frequently experienced symptoms with a hip impingement are stiffness, decreased mobility, pain in the hip with or without activity. Sometimes pain can be present in other areas than the hip such as the groin or the low back. The pain comes on most often after the hip has been in a flexed position for a long period such as with sitting, but also with bouts of forceful hip flexion such as with squatting, leg press, deadlift, etc. We treat these problems by using deep soft tissue mobilization, adjustments to the hips and surrounding joints, stretching (ART), hip pain exercises to strengthen the hip extensors, and dry needling.

 

Sciatica

Sciatica is caused by compression of any part of the sciatic nerve be it where it comes out of the spine or further down the chain. Compression at the level of the spine can be due to a herniated disc, which is when the soft inside of the disc begins to push out of the tough outer layer and into the nerve root that lives just behind it. Spinal stenosis can cause compression on the nerve as well.This is when the holes that the spinal cord runs through (or holes that the nerve roots come out of) begins to narrow, creating less space in the spine where the nerves travel. One other way compression might be present is if there is a bone spur or bony growth on the side of the joint that may begin to press on the nerve. The compression on these nerves can cause many hip pain symptoms such as pain that radiates from the low back to the hip and down the leg. Other symptoms may be inflammation, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. The pain can vary in type, intensity, and location in the hip or leg that it may be felt. women having hip sciaticaSome things that can cause pain to increase are prolonged sitting, sneezing, and coughing. The treatments for this condition change drastically based on the site that the nerve is being irritated but some of the therapies we utilize strengthen and stabilize exercises, the Mckenzie Method, dry needling, manual manipulations, stretches, modalities to help decrease inflammation, and ergonomic changes.

 

Bursitis

hip bursitis x-rayBursitis is caused by repetitive movements and positions that cause pressure on the bursae around the hip joint. Bursae are tiny little sacs that are filled with fluid to provide a cushion and a gliding movement to decrease friction in joint surfaces. When these bursae become inflamed there is pain around the hip and down the outer thigh that is increased with prolonged walking, an increased amount of squatting, stair climbing, lying on the affected hip, and standing up after sitting for a while. The most common hip bursitis treatment we help relieve the symptoms and correct the condition of bursitis are stretching, strengthening, adjustments, and modalities to manage and reduce inflammation.

 

 

Tendinitis

Tendinitis is caused by an inflammation of the tendons in and around the hip most commonly due to overuse.animated picture of hip tendonitis This inflammation from overuse can be caused by high-intensity sports or exercise, running, bicycling, and swimming. Symptoms that you may experience with tendinitis are a limited range of motion, pain in the front of the hip, and swelling. We treat this by using modalities to decrease inflammation, dry needling, adjustments, and strengthening exercises.

 

Treatment Options for Hip Pain

As your Knoxville chiropractor, we can help you with a variety of hip pain treatments without surgery. The following are some of the treatments:

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic adjustments are used to relieve pressure on body parts such as the hip. Chiropractic care for the hips promotes healing by affecting the nervous system through joint dysfunction correction. This promotes healing and can help patients recover more quickly from injuries.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy clinic in Knoxville specializes in treating a wide range of health-related issues and injuries. Each patient is given a thorough and thorough assessment by the McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and hip pain treatments without surgery. Their progress is monitored at each visit to ensure that they receive the best treatment for their problem.

 

Hip Pain Treatment by Knoxville Spine & Sports

If you find yourself having any of these symptoms Knoxville Spine and Sports is the place to get help and treatment by either one of our chiropractors or physical therapists. They will take you through an initial evaluation and make up a care plan to help you become pain-free and regain your strength and mobility.

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    8029 Ray Mears Blvd, Suite 300
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    United States
    Phone: (865) 229-8796
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    7am-12pm & 1pm-6pm
    Tuesday
    7am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
    Wednesday
    7am-1pm
    Thursday
    7am-12pm & 1pm-6pm
    Friday
    7am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
    Saturday & Sunday
    Closed

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    8029 Ray Mears Blvd, Suite 300
    Knoxville, TN
    37919
    Phone: (865) 229-8796

    office hours

    Monday
    7am-12pm & 1pm-6pm
    Tuesday
    7am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
    Wednesday
    7am-1pm
    Thursday
    7am-12pm & 1pm-6pm
    Friday
    7am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
    Saturday & Sunday
    Closed

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