There are many issues that can arise in the hip joint. The hip joint consists of the femur and the pelvis. The top of the femur is ball shaped and fits into a socket (acetabulum) of the pelvis. The hip joint is supported by many ligaments and muscles. If there is a misalignment in either the femur or the pelvis it causes stress on these supporting muscles and ligaments. These supporting structures in their efforts to maintain normal function and position can be the source of pain.
Symptoms a misaligned hip can cause
Tight muscles – quads, hamstrings, sartorius, hip flexors, adductors, hip extensors
Weak muscles – quads, hamstrings, sartorius, hip flexors, adductors, hip extensors
Trouble lifting leg
Weakness in leg
How does chiropractic help?
Chiropractic primarily focuses on correcting the actual misalignment of the joint. Once the bones are in the correct place the strained tissues have a chance to heal and the pain will go away.