How can custom orthotics help your hip pain?
The hip joint is the body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, allowing for fluid movement during running, walking, and more. A cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction as the hip bone moves in its socket.
The hip is quite durable, but with age and use, this cartilage can wear down or sustain damage. So can the muscles, tendons, and bones in and surrounding the hip, caused by a number of conditions, including arthritis, Avascular necrosis (or osteonecrosis), certain cancers, Bursitis, Hip fractures, Hip labral tear, Muscle or tendon strain, and Tendinitis.
In most cases, treating your hip is more likely to be successful when the focus is on restoring balanced function in the entire body—starting from the ground up—rather than simply reducing the pain and inflammation in the irritated tissues. Chiropractic care plus custom orthotics has been proven to help.
Symptoms of Hip Pain
Depending on the condition that's causing your hip pain, you might feel the discomfort in your:
- Inside of the hip joint
- Outside of the hip joint
Occasionally pain from other areas of the body, such as the back or groin (from a hernia for example), is felt in the hip.
Your Chiropractor can help relieve your hip pain with adjustments, rehab, and custom orthotics. Icing or heating the area may also help, as might resting the affected joint. Your doctor can help you determine what stretching and strengthening exercises might improve your hip’s function and reduce your pain.
All your body parts are connected together and affect one another. Most importantly, your feet are what we call, the "foundation". Your entire body is supported and balanced by your feet. Therefore, if your feet are pronated (as 99% of all people's feet are), your body will suffer – starting with either the knee, hip, or back. Medical doctors attempt to treat patients using prescriptions or surgery. This, in our opinion, is a very narrow view of solutions and care.
The healthcare professionals we support are mindful of the whole body – specifically the musculoskeletal system. When they meet with a patient, they observe data through 3D scans and x-rays, pinpoint the root cause of the problem, and apply treatment.
Even though treatment may involve chiropractic or physical therapy, it usually begins with Foot Levelers Custom Orthotics. Why? Because our feet are the "foundation" of the body and Foot Levelers has a tremendous reputation for making the best custom orthotics on the planet.
Since 99% of all people have foot pronation (often causing imbalances and stresses in the knees, which in turn puts stress on the hip, back, and even our neck), custom orthotics are a vital solution to whole body health. This is the bio kinetic chain in action. When our feet are stabilized and in balance, the rest of the kinetic chain will function as it should – pain free! But when our feet are pronated and de-stabilized, the rest of the kinetic chain will be negatively impacted – typically resulting in pain and loss of function.