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By Shaw Chiropractic Center
November 30, 2020
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Hip Pain  

We rely on our hips to help us walk, squat or climb a flight of stairs. Our hip joints allow us to enjoy an active lifestyle, playing in the park with our children or going for a walk with a friend. When our hip joint isn't working correctly, it can eventually affect overall wellness. If you live in Richmond, VA and have hip pain, you can find relief by visiting a chiropractor. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Shaw and learn ways to alleviate your pain. Read on to discover how a chiropractor can treat pain relating to your hips.

When you visit your doctor complaining of hip pain, your doctor will learn your medical history and give you a physical examination. They may order an x-ray to help determine what is causing your hip pain.

Causes of Hip Pain

You may have hip pain because of one of several reasons. You may experience hip pain because of

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Injury
  • Osteoporosis
  • A pinched nerve
  • Other health issues

Hip Pain Treatment

Hip pain treatment varies. Your doctor will recommend treatment depending on the cause of your hip pain. For example, your doctor may recommend applying ice to your hip. They may also prescribe rest. Other patients may need anti-inflammatory medications. Cortisone injections can help with inflammation as well. If you have a fractured hip, you will require surgery.

Dr. Scott Shaw will help diagnose your hip pain and devise a treatment plan. Visiting a chiropractor may even help you avoid surgery and prescription medications.

Schedule Your Visit

Don't let hip pain prevent you from doing all the things you love. Visit Dr. Scott Shaw at Shaw Chiropractic Center. If you live in Richmond and have hip pain, Dr. Shaw can help you strengthen your hip joint and treat your discomfort. Schedule an appointment today by calling 804-741-3068.

By Shaw Chiropractic Center
November 08, 2017
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Hip Pain  

Does your hip pain affect the quality of your life? When you can no longer take a walk, visit a museum or even sit through a movie due to hip painpain, life becomes much less enjoyable. Richmond, VA, chiropractor Dr. Scott Shaw discusses causes of hip pain and explains how chiropractic treatment can offer relief.

Common hip pain causes

Hip pain can occur due to several reasons, such as:

  • Arthritis: Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause your hip joints to swell and stiffen.
  • Bursitis: Bursitis occurs due to inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that helps the ligaments and tendons move freely in a joint. Trochanteric bursitis, a common cause of hip pain, causes pain and swelling in your hip and buttocks. You may be at increased risk of developing the condition if you're middle-aged, had a recent injury or participate in running, biking or other activities.
  • Sciatica: Pressure on your sciatic nerve can cause pain that travels from your back to your hip and even down your leg. The condition may occur if you have a herniated or bulging spinal disc, osteoarthritis or other degenerative conditions.
  • Overuse Injuries: Did your hip pain start after you began exercising again or when you added an additional hour to your usual workout time? Increasing the intensity or frequency of exercise can stress your muscles, ligaments and tendons and cause painful overuse injuries.

Chiropractic treatment can reduce hip pain

Chiropractic care offers an all-natural, drug-free way to manage hip pain. When you visit our Richmond office, we'll evaluate your hip, discuss your medical history and recommend one or more treatment option designed to reduce inflammation, stop muscle spasms, increase range of motion and strengthen your muscles.

Your treatment may include joint manipulations, massage therapy, or physical rehabilitation. In addition to these treatments, we can also recommend stretching and strengthening exercises.

Treat your hip pain naturally with chiropractic care. Call Richmond, VA, chiropractor Dr. Scott Shaw at (804) 741-3068 to schedule an appointment.

By Dr. Scott Shaw
February 09, 2015
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Hip Pain  

Let your Richmond chiropractor alleviate your hip problem with chiropractic care.

While we can sometimes ignore minor aches and pain, it’s when the pain becomes severe, chronic or affects our daily lives that we finally take time to do something about it. Those dealing with hip pain may find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning or find Hip Painthat their physical activity is hindered by their symptoms. If you are suffering from hip pain due to a car accident, sports injury, osteoarthritis, or simply overuse then it’s time to seek out your Richmond chiropractor for treatment.

How can my chiropractor help my hip pain?

The first thing we will do when you come into our office is to conduct a thorough physical exam. We want to pinpoint the root cause of your pain and see whether your symptoms are caused by a specific condition or referred pain.

From there we will create a unique treatment plan to help ease your symptoms. We offer a full range of chiropractic care and your treatment plan may include any combination of the following:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Stretching/Strengthening exercises
  • Massage Therapy

Chiropractic adjustment has proven particularly successful for alleviating sciatica, which is one of the most common causes of hip and lower back pain. Research has even found that chiropractic care helped about 60 percent of patients avoid invasive surgery. By applying specific pressure on certain areas of the body, we help reposition and adjust the spine to greatly reduce pain and swelling. Again, this is particularly helpful for those whose hip pain is due to referred pain, which is very common.

For those with hip injuries or hip pain due to osteoarthritis, we can show you special exercises and techniques to help ease your symptoms. These stretching and strengthening exercises are meant to alleviate inflammation and discomfort while also promoting stability and better range-of-motion.

Your treatment plan will be different depending on your diagnosis and medical history. While we will recommend certain lifestyle changes to incorporate while in the comfort of your own home, we will also suggest one chiropractic treatment or several that can be used in combination with one another for maximum effectiveness.

If you are ready to get up and moving again, then it’s high time you contacted your Richmond chiropractor, Dr. Scott Shaw, at Shaw Chiropractic Center. Say goodbye to hip pain and get on with your life.



Scott Shaw, DC
Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Florida and Life Chiropractic College. He has completed post graduate studies specializing in the Activator Methods chiropractic technique.

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