Wide Range of Problems
Hip pain comes from a wide range of problems. Conditions like bursitis, tendonitis, sacroiliac strain, pelvic ligament strain, and lower back irritation... Pain from the hip joint itself? Surprisingly enough, 75% of patients who complain of their "hips" hurting actually have nothing wrong with the actual hip joint itself.
The next door neighbor to the hip is the knee and it too has a lot of potential failing points that will produce pain. These include: collateral ligaments, fibular head strain, meniscus injuries, arthritis, bursitis, muscle strain, referred or radiating pain that comes from the back, all potential areas of injury and pain!
WARNING: Wake Up! The medical approach to hip and knee pain is wrong. The key to effective care for hip or knee pain is a thorough physical examination that identifies exact locations of injury.
PLEASE NOTE: We are talking about a real physical exam, not just a quick look at range of motion followed by an xray, followed by the diagnosis of arthritis, followed by an injection or pain meds, followed by "its not ready for a replacement yet, eventually you will need one though."
The mainstream medical management style is a lazy approach that ultimately makes doctors money and leads you down the path of eventual injections and replacements.
The Right Approach
The blinders have to come off and the body has to be looked at and treated as a whole... In a medical world that has become over specialized, we need to take a step back. Instead of relying on X-rays and MRIs we must put our hands back on the body identifying the specific areas that are injured or wearing down. Then weak areas need to be strengthened; inflammed areas need to be calmed; and the body needs to be put back into a more balanced state.
Pain is your check engine light and it is not normal. To ignore it is dangerous and can lead to the loss of your quality of life.
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." – Thomas Edison
Hip or Knee Pain?
Hop on board and get moving toward Pain Free Living! Our doctors specialize in treating a wide range of problems that cause pain in the hips and knees. Our tools can include: massage, chiropractic adjustments, strengthening exercises, computerized traction, and ultrasound just to name a few. This is not a magic cure but instead 23 years of experience, 23 years of results.
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