Research shows that more middle-aged adults are seeking total knee replacement surgery. Learn how to prevent the need for surgery with chiropractic care in this study on osteoarthritic knee pain.
"I hurt my hip a year ago at work, and it hurts every step I take. I have tried about everything, and basically the cold laser is the only thing that reduces the pain--until I met Dr. Eymann. He has put my pelvis/hips back into position so that I can actually walk without a limp, and I'm not in pain putting pressure on the hip anymore. I have done a lot of chiropractic before, but he is doing something very different I'm in alignment, my inflammation and bone marrow edema will slowly decrease due to not being used improperly, and i will heal. (My right hop, by the way, has more osteoarthritis than the left one without any pain or decreased range of motion.) Dr. Eymann is also very upbeat, kind and a complete joy to work with"
Judith J. 8/21/2013Chiropractic Fixes Hip Pain
Hip pain is too often a nagging nemesis that speaks to us with each step we take. At night the conversation deepens into roar, each time we roll on to the bad hip. Too many of us have hip pain and most will end up with a hip replacement… but why?
Hip Impingement Syndrome (HIS)
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint and as such the greatest cause of pain is from friction. Both hip impingement syndrome (HIS) or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)  is friction of the femoral head (ball of the hip socket) as the head of the femur constantly rubs into the hip socket. Along with inflammation and pain, there is a noticeable restriction in the range of motion, with these cases. Athletes of all age are more prone to this diagnosis, due to the increased amount of falls and trauma from various sports.
Hip Arthritis (OA)
So how do non athletes end up with bad hips? Do you walk with your feet outward, are you pidgeon toed, knocked kneed, or have you had a previous ankle or knee sprain? These factors undermine the stability of your legs and hip, thus directly increasing friction in the socket … hmm bummer. Without proper treatment this friction moves beyond a nagging pain as it rips and tears into your ligaments, articular and labral cartilage, causing first microscopic and then macroscopic destruction and inflammation. The head of the femur bone reacts by creating a plethora of bone spurs that fan out into a mushroom head. Welcome to osteoarthritis (OA), the leading cause of hip replacements.
30 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Hip Osteoarthritis (HOA). Standard treatments range from drugs, and surgery all too often these measures are minimally effective, time consuming, expensive, and not without risk. But doc I just want this FIXED!
In a recent study, Chiropractic reduced 83% of hip pain. The Chiropractic solution to hip pain and friction is to find, evaluate and alleviate the causes of hip friction. Clinically I find that each of my patients with hip pain has (at a very minimum) a misaligned hip joint, with either a decrease internal or decreased external rotation, and often both. Most of these misalignments are easy to alleviate with a short course of chiropractic, soft tissue release, and are then followed up with stretching and strengthening routine. Need more data?
Research studies have demonstrated that chiropractic hip manipulation, reduce symptoms of chronic hip pain by 83%! In another study of hip OA, Danish researchers found “more than 76% of the chiropractic patients reported improvement … and were significantly less likely to have hip replacement surgery within 12 months of the study.”
If your or your loved one is experiencing hip pain, book an appointment and let’s make this debilitating discomfort a thing of the past! .
I have been seeing Dr. Craig for a few years for neck pain. He keeps the aches at bay, very flexible schedule, easy to contact, and always recommends stretches & tools to help stay healthy outside the office!
Jen C. / Santa Cruz, CA