Find Relief from Hip Dysplasia with Chiropractic
By Debra Rodzinak
When hip dysplasia goes undiagnosed, this disease can become a case of full blown arthritis. Seeking help from a qualified chiropractor before this occurs can help the patient prolong the time when arthritis may appear.
Some Signs of Hip Dysplasia
When the hip socket is not in the proper position, or the joint is shaped incorrectly, increased force and accelerated wear and tear on the cartilage between the pelvis and leg bone occurs. Left unchecked, the cartilage can wear down or completely away, which can lead to painful and stiff arthritic hip joints.
In severe cases, patients may lose the ability to walk or stand for long periods of time. Some other signs of hip dysplasia include:
- Tilted pelvis that causes a curve in the spine
- Inability to perform movements, such as cycling, which require a circular movement of the hip bone
- Pain that presents in the hip, groin, or upper leg
The natural progression of hip dysplasia is arthritis in the hip joints. Due to the wearing away of cartilage and decrease in size of the hip joint, arthritis develops. An inclined or sloping acetabulum leaves the hip at an odd angle and causes the cartilage to wear away quickly. One leg can also become shorter than the other which leads to a downward spiral of overall health.
In order to treat hip dysplasia, a joint effort between the patient and chiropractor is needed. In addition to chiropractic treatment, some other steps patients can take include:
- Exercise every day to strengthen the core muscles
- Eating anti-inflammatory foods that allow the cartilage in the hip to remain calm
- Maintain a healthy weight by avoiding refined flour and white rice
If you are suffering with hip pain or pain in the upper legs, come by The Joint Chiropractic for an evaluation and discussion with one of our highly qualified doctors of chiropractic. With over 370 locations nationwide, finding a location convenient to you is easy and stress-free.
Your time is valuable and The Joint Chiropractic works hard to ensure convenience with extended weekday hours and weekend hours. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, finding relief from pain due to hip dysplasia is just a walk-in away. Come by The Joint Chiropractic today and begin your drug free and non-surgical path to overall health and wellness.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.