Hip Stiffness & The Effects To Your Sport

The hip
Running, skiing, playing basketball or soccer (football, if you’re anywhere besides the U.S.) can all take a toll on those precious, valuable joints of yours. While working on your glutes and surrounding muscles may improve the durability and protect the integrity of your joints, time does take a toll and may result in hip stiffness, affecting your sport and overall range of motion. 
The Mayo Clinic describes osteoarthritis as “the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide.” If you are one of those millions of people experiencing osteoarthritis, particularly in the area of the hips, where the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones may have worn down over time, you might be experiencing mild to severe hip pain. Hip pain of this type arrives as a result of the joints being worn down from years of activity, particularly if you are an athlete or someone who regularly likes to exercise. 
So how can you get back to shaking those hips and doing the Macarena? Visiting with a chiropractor like Dr. Arash Noor of BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, California, has benefits beyond belief. By treating your body from a concierge-like approach, the expertise and professionalism you will experience in the office will automatically soothe your nerves and let you know that you are on the way to physical recovery. Pain, stiffness, tenderness, loss of flexibility, a grating sensation, swelling and bone spurs are all symptoms of hip stiffness, which can be a result of osteoarthritis. 
Hip stiffness can prevent you from enjoying the full range of an outdoor activity like tennis, golf or running. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the commonplace disorder most often affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. 
Thankfully, at BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Dr. Arash Noor and his staff will address the situation and see if there are symptoms that can be managed. While damage to joints can’t be reversed, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight can help improve your flexibility and reduce stiffness in the hip. Rehabilitative exercises and applying ice to the affected area can improve the range of motion for your hip in addition to increasing your overall mobility. 


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Dr. Arash Noor Dr. Arash Noor Dr. Arash Noor is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician who is also an Emergency Medical Technician and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

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