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Unlocking Movement: Chiropractic Keys to Hip Pain Relief and Function!

Dec 29, 2023 -- Posted by : Dr.Harcourt

Annually, surgeons carry out hundreds of thousands of total hip replacements, primarily to address osteoarthritis of the hip. This condition stems from the gradual wear and tear on the hip joint through daily activities, leading to pain and limited joint mobility, which often results in individuals seeking alternatives to surgery, including chiropractic care. The inquiry then arises: how can chiropractic treatment help manage hip osteoarthritis?

Chiropractors are trained in applying a variety of manual therapy techniques with different levels of force, tailored to the patient's condition, their preferences, and the chiropractor's clinical judgment. A particular study involving 60 patients with hip osteoarthritis utilized a method known as long-axis distraction mobilization (LADM) with varying forces. It was observed that high-force LADM was more effective in improving the hip joint's range of motion, though low- and medium-force applications also notably reduced pain.

Further research by the same team on another 60 patients with hip osteoarthritis demonstrated that low-force LADM was more effective in decreasing pain sensitivity not just in the hip, but also in the lower back and knees, whereas high-force LADM enhanced overall function. A comprehensive review in 2022 covering ten studies concluded that combining LADM with thrust manipulation and mobilization with movement (administered two to three times a week for two to six weeks) led to significant improvements in both pain and joint mobility.

In treating musculoskeletal pain, chiropractors typically employ a multimodal approach, incorporating various treatments to optimize pain relief and functional improvement. This approach may include manual therapies, targeted exercises, physiotherapy techniques, dietary advice, and more. Beyond focusing on the hip, chiropractic care also involves evaluating and treating movement issues in the lower back, knees, and ankles, as irregularities in these areas can increase stress on the hip and impede recovery.

So, if you are interested in no longer chasing your tail on the pain gerbil wheel and type in pain management near me or chiropractor near me, you may find Coast Chiropractic Centers with Dr. Timothy Harcourt, me, comes up. 

You may wonder, “Is There a Better Way to Address Actually Fixing the Cause of the Pain?”

Once you have experienced the frustration of simply covering over the pain temporarily, you may be more enlightened to the idea of fixing the problem and then keep it that way. Some around you say one description of such an approach is called wellness care.


Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at Coast Chiropractic Centers at (239) 278-3344 or stop by on your day off if we’re near you for a walk in visit and mention this article for an awesome discounted first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment. So if you find yourself experiencing lower back pain while running or doing physical activities.

If you feel like a gerbil on a perpetual pain wheel and you know it is negatively affecting your quality of life and keeping you from enjoying walks at Fort Myers Beach, playing golf, tennis, pickle ball or others, come see us at Coast Chiropractic Centers located on 7270 College Parkway. 

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If you would like to avoid getting back pain in the first place or to take a proactive approach to your health and wellness nearby, our membership program called Club C may be just the thing for you with great cost savings, convenience, and even more importantly, a plan to get your health back and keep it.

Don't let back pain stop you from enjoying the beautiful SWFL!  Dr. Tim Harcourt is here to give you the relief you need. 


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