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Hip Pain Specialist

Arash Noor, DC, CCSP, CSCS, EMT-R -  - Chiropractor

BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine

Arash Noor, DC, CCSP, CSCS, EMT-R

Chiropractor & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA

Ongoing hip pain can have a major impact on your life, limiting your ability to walk, go up and down stairs, sit or sleep comfortably, and go about your daily routine. At BodyPro Chiropractic & Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, Dr. Arash Noor uses innovative chiropractic methods to treat hip pain.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain can be a symptom of a variety of problems. For older people, one of the most common causes is osteoarthritis, or the wearing down of cartilage between the thigh bone and the hip socket. Osteoarthritis typically triggers hip pain that radiates down the front of the thigh or into the groin. Bursitis, or inflammation that affects the outer surface of the hip joint, is another potential cause of hip pain. Groin strain, hamstring strain, hip flexor strain, and IT band syndrome are a few movement or exercise related problems that can lead to hip pain.   

Can hip pain start in the lower back?

Just as shoulder pain can indicate a neck problem, and neck pain can originate in the lower back, your hips are affected by other areas of your body. A strained lower back can cause hip strain and pain, because weak core muscles don’t lend enough support to the hips. Lower back strains may come from overuse or by movements that irritate or pull the muscles that support your spine. Disc problems in your lower back can also lead to hip pain. Discs, which separate and cushion your vertebrae, become more fragile and likely to rupture with age. Pain from a ruptured disc can radiate down into your hip through your sciatic nerve.  

How can I help myself?

Before you know exactly what’s causing your hip pain, it’s important to rest the joint and avoid overusing it. Applying ice to areas of intense pain can help reduce inflammation. Avoid any activities or movements that tend to make your pain worse, and try not to stand for long stretches of time. Stick with low-impact exercise, such as swimming or walking. Once you have a diagnosis, you should be able to implement a safe and effective treatment plan based on chiropractic care and rehabilitative exercises.