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Hip Pain Treatment in Richmond, VA

You might not realize it but our hips serve many important functions. From walking and running to bearing weight and playing sports, the hips are involved in many of our day-to-day activities. This is why when our Richmond patients experience hip pain it can have a serious effect on their daily lives. While hip pain is often caused by osteoarthritis or an injury, there are other health conditions that could also be responsible. However, your chiropractor can help determine the source of your hip pain and create a unique treatment plan to eliminate your symptoms.

Consultation For Hip Pain

Trauma, inflammatory conditions, and overuse are other causes of hip pain; however, it’s important to first determine the cause of your hip pain treatments in Richmond, VA problem so we know how to best treat your condition. The first thing we will do when you come into the office for your hip pain is to perform a thorough physical examination.

We will ask you for more detailed questions regarding your hip pain, as well as your medical history and other chiropractic care you’ve received in the past. We may also perform a series of imaging exams including X-rays, CT scans and MRIs to help us better determine a diagnosis.

Once we are able to pinpoint the cause of your hip pain, the next step is to sit down with you and create a customized treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms. The type of chiropractic treatment we recommend will depend on the source of your hip pain. However, the main goal of chiropractic treatment will be to reduce swelling, pain and inflammation, increase mobility and strengthen weak muscles, and reduce muscle spasms, if present.

Treatment For Hip Pain

Treatment plans usually combine conservative at-home care like over-the-counter medications and altering certain physical activities, to chiropractic adjustment (when appropriate), stretching and strengthening exercises, massage therapy, physical rehabilitation and other therapeutic modalities. We’ve found that those patients who have hip pain due to osteoarthritis or sciatica have seen a significant reduction in their symptoms due to chiropractic care. These conservative treatments can allow our Richmond patients the freedom to continue their day-to-day activities without interruption, as well as avoid more invasive procedures like surgery.

For more information on hip pain in Richmond, VA, call the Shaw Chiropractic Center at (804) 741-3068.

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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