Hip Pain


Pain due to a problem in the hip joint (iliofemoral joint) is usually felt in the lateral/gluteal area or groin region.  The hip joint is a large ball and socket, weight-bearing structure that is held together by the strongest ligament in the body.  Lack of normal hip joint mobility and function is a significant contributing factor in low back pain and lower extremity pain syndromes.  Hip pain can be due to the following:


  • Hip (iliofermoral) joint dysfunctin/restriction/lack of mobility

  • Osteoarthritis aka degenerative joint disease

  • Bursitis

  • Referred pain form the low back and/or the sacroiliac joints

  • Hip/gluteal muscle trigger points


Alternative Chiropractic's Treatment Approach Includes:


  • Chiropractic spinal and extremity adjustments: Adjustments are important because they correct biomechanical joint restrictions that are almost 

    always present with hip pain.

  • Physiotherapy: This is used to reduce acute pain, inflammation and muscle spasm via the use of (1) electrical stimulation, (2) Ultrasound and (3) heat/ice.


  • Muscle and soft tissue techniques: These help reduce muscle/ligament pain, tightness and adhesions and improve function.


  • Therapeutic exercises: Specific “low tech” rehabilitation exercises and assisted stretches are recommended to strengthen weak/inhibited muscles, improve flexibility and range of motion, and prevent re-injury.

  • Lifestyle modifications:  Postural and repetitive stress activities may need to be addressed.  In cases of hip osteoarthritis, hip joint resurfacing or total hip replacement may be indicated.


Located in Passaic County, New Jersey, Alternative Chiropractic specializes in chiropractic care, spinal decompression, sports specific rehabilitation, massage therapy, and much more to all Northern New Jersey areas.


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