Our hips serve innumerable functions for our body; they keep us upright, allow us to bear weight, walk smoothly, run, jump, kick, and play. Since the hips are engaged in nearly every way we move, it’s obviously difficult to get around if essential body parts continually ache. If you have chronic hip pain, don’t suffer needlessly. Dr. Micah Carter in Oklahoma City can help you identify the source of your hip pain and develop a tailored treatment plan for your symptoms.
Depending on the condition that is causing hip pain, you may feel discomfort in your buttocks, inside the hip joint, outside the hip joint, thigh or groin. Sometimes, pain from other areas of the body can radiate to the hip. Pain may worsen with activity, and you may have a reduced range of motion or even develop a limp from chronic hip pain
Hip pain is typically caused by misalignment, poor posture, inflammation, osteoarthritis, overuse injuries, trauma, or referred pain where “hip pain” may actually derive from a different part of the body ie sciatica, hernia, sacroiliac joints, etc. Dr. Carter will work to determine the source of your hip pain and create a personalized treatment plan that could include chiropractic adjustments, exercise therapy, posture advice, stretching, massage, coordination with other health practitioners, and more. Treatments will aim to reduce inflammation, relax any existing muscle spasms, strengthen weakened muscles, and improve the mobility of the joint.
There’s no reason to live with hip pain when you have natural treatment options available. Avoid the risks of surgery and prescription medications by coming to Family Tree Complete Care for non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical care. Give us a call at (405) 757-2577 and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Carter today!