Hokey Pokey Your Way to a Chiropractor
By Donna Stark
Your children do it when they go to the local roller skating rink, a coworker or two may do it during happy hour, heck, even Elvis Presley did it. Unfortunately for you though, you can’t, because the pain is so bad. Ugh! There is no way you can even imagine shaking your hips without the fear of pain engulfing your every thought. So instead, while everyone else is putting their right hip in, and putting their right hip out, you are sitting in the corner holding their purses and phones. Stop doing that! Stop wishing that you could shake your hips too and get on out there with some help from your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic today!
Understanding Hip Bursitis
Hip bursitis doesn’t only affect a person’s dancing abilities, it can affect every movement made throughout the day. In fact, the pain can be so intense that it can actually interfere with your ability to manage simple life tasks. It occurs when the bursae (the small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles near your joints) become swollen, inflamed, or irritated. And it has one main symptom … pain. Let’s take a look at how hip bursitis can affect your days.
You may feel pain and discomfort when:
- Climbing stairs
- Walking or jogging
- Lying on the affected side
- Pressing on your hip
- Standing up from a chair
- Getting out of a car
The pain from hip bursitis typically extends to the outside of the thigh area and can often be intense during the early stages. As the condition continues though, the pain changes to more of a widespread discomfort or ache. It’s also common for this pain to become worse at night.
Start Shaking Those Hips!
Studies have shown that chiropractic care and adjustments can be extremely beneficial for hip bursitis. In fact, this is where chiropractic care shines! Here’s how.
- Provides long-term results
- Restores natural function of the hip joint
- Removes joint restrictions
- Reestablishes a full range of motion
- Improves strength and coordination
- Realigns the spine and brings balance to the body
- Encourages the body to heal itself
Chiropractic care is the most natural way to promote optimal hip health. When you choose the chiropractic approach, you’re choosing a safe and effective treatment plan that tackles the pain you are experiencing on a daily basis. So what are you waiting for? Give the purses and phones back to their owners and come in to see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. With more than 400 locations nationwide, no appointments or referrals needed, and convenient weekend hours, it couldn’t be any easier to leave the party behind and head on over. It’s time to start shaking your hips on the dance floor once again, so hokey pokey yourself to the path of natural healing!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Vancouver, Wash.