Pain, popping, clicking, and snapping in your hip can be signs of damage and dysfunction in the joint. To get help with your hip pain, see Dr. Jason Leavitt and the expert team at Ultimate Health Medical Clinic in Littleton, Colorado. The experienced team of doctors and medical staff offers conservative yet effective treatments like chiropractic care, physical therapy, medical massage, and regenerative therapy options to relieve hip pain. Set up a free consultation on hip exam today by using the online booking tool or calling the office at 303.904.0331.
Why does my hip hurt?
Hip pain can occur anywhere in or around the ball-and-socket joint of your hip. The location of your pain — whether at the front, back, or side of your hip — can provide helpful insight about which anatomical structures are involved. The type of pain you’re experiencing is another factor our doctors use to determine the cause of your pain.
Many cases of hip pain are related to wear-and-tear or poor biomechanics, like sitting with your legs crossed for long periods of time. Trauma is another common cause, especially car accidents, slips, falls, and sports injuries. Other hip pain may be due to inflammation or arthritis. To determine the cause of your pain, call our Littleton chiropractic office to set up a free consultation or exam.
What conditions cause hip pain?
Hip pain may come from the hip joint itself or the soft tissues surrounding the joint. Common causes of hip pain include:
- Piriformis syndrome
- Labral tears
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
- Iliotibial (IT) band tendinitis
- Femoroacetabular impingement
Certain conditions are more common in certain populations, like a slipped capital femoral epiphysis in prepubescent children or IT band tendinitis in runners. Our Littleton office performs thorough screenings and exams if you’re at a heightened risk for a condition based on your age, lifestyle, or medical history.
How is hip pain diagnosed?
Diagnosing hip pain involves a complete medical history, consultation, and physical exam. Our team asks about the location of your pain, movements that aggravate it, and if your pain extends to other areas of your body, like your lower back, buttocks, or thighs.
During your exam, the team at Ultimate Health Medical Clinic takes you through a series of movements to check your flexibility and joint function. If you feel any pain, popping, or catching during these tests, let them know. If it’s indicated, we may also take X-rays of your hip or receive a referral for an MRI.
What does hip pain treatment include?
The team at Ultimate Health Medical Clinic combines the best available therapies to relieve your pain and improve the function of your hip without prescribing medicines or pushing you for surgery. Your treatment plan may include:
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
- Joint injections
- Rehabilitative exercises
- Regenerative therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Lifestyle modifications
The team provides at-home recommendations and exercises when needed to help you recover more quickly. Following your at-home care plan by performing the prescribed exercises or stretches can give you relief in between appointments and help you get back to feeling your best, faster.
To set up an appointment for an evaluation of your hip pain, call or book online now.