Hip Pain

Physical Medicine & Wellness Center

Chiropractic & Physical Medicine located in Florence, KY

Hip pain is a common condition that can make it difficult to exercise, walk, and sleep comfortably. For reliable diagnosis of hip conditions and effective treatment, visit Benton Dammel, DC, and Bryan Boudreaux, DC, at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center. The team offers conservative care including chiropractic, rehabilitation, and medical treatments for hip pain at their office in Florence, Kentucky. To schedule a visit, call the office or use the online booking tool now.

Hip Pain Q & A

Physical Medicine & Wellness Center

Why does my hip hurt?

Hip pain can occur for a number of reasons, including trauma to the hip, overuse injuries, and wear-and-tear. The location of your pain can help the team determine the cause of your pain. Common areas to experience hip pain include:

  • Inside the hip joint
  • In front of or behind the hip joint
  • In the buttock region
  • The outer edge of your hip
  • Your hip crest — where you’d put your hands on your hips
  • Your pelvic area
  • Pain radiating from your lower back or down your thigh

To diagnose the cause of your pain, the team performs a thorough exam to rule out complicated hip issues, including fractures and infections.

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain has a wide variety of causes depending on the anatomical structures involved. Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Labral tear
  • Muscle strain or ligament sprain
  • Postural issues
  • Lower back pain

Certain conditions are more common if you participate in certain activities, like running, or have a sedentary lifestyle. The team provides an accurate diagnosis following a physical exam and consultation and recommends a treatment approach to help you.

How is hip pain treated?

Depending on your diagnosis, the team outlines a treatment plan to relieve your pain and improve the function of your hip. Common treatments include:

Decompression therapy

Decompression therapy involves gentle traction of your hip joint while you lie on a comfortable, padded table. Decompression sessions generally last about 30 minutes. You may need a series of visits to see maximum improvement.

Injections

The team carefully cleans and injects medications into your hip area to fight inflammation and swelling, relieve pain, and help damaged tissues heal naturally.

Rehabilitation

A variety of rehabilitation services are available to relieve pain, decrease inflammation, and improve the function of your hip. Rehab services include electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, stretches, and exercises.

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care — including chiropractic adjustments — can be used to restore normal range of motion in your lower back and hips. Together with other therapies, chiropractic care can reduce pain and inflammation and make your rehab more successful.

Massage

For conditions involving the muscles, ligaments, and tendons surrounding the hip, massage therapy can improve circulation, increase flexibility, and relieve tension.

The team discusses treatment options with you to determine which therapy or combination of treatments is most helpful for your conditions.

For effective hip pain treatment, set up a visit online or by phone now at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center.