The Effects of Hip Pain on Your Body in Vacaville

The Effects of Hip Pain on Your Body in Vacaville

Chiropractic Vacaville CA The Effects Of Hip Pain On Your Body

Hip and leg pain in Vacaville can put stress on your joints and may even affect other areas of the body. This is the reason why conditions associated with this pain shouldn't be ignored.

Your hips are naturally strong and a good amount of force is required before they can be injured. However, having hip pain can also make you feel pain in other parts of the body. You can feel other types of pain, particularly in your knees, legs, or shoulders.

The center of gravity in your body is really close to the hip. So, if you're limp due to a painful hip, it can be accompanied by pain in the knee, legs, or back.


How hip pain affects your entire body in Vacaville

A hip problem can disguise itself as pain in the shoulder, knee, or leg. Your hip can throw you off course in the hunt to where the pain is actually coming from.

  • Hip and knee pain: Some patients are complaining about a painful knee, but it's really their hips that's causing it. One of the nerves serving the hip are also serving the knee. It's no surprise when you find out that the source of the pain is not actually on the knee but on the hip. This is the reason why it's so important to properly diagnose the problem so that the source of the pain can be treated. It is also possible that patients who suffer from arthritis of the hip also have arthritis of the knee. They may even experience hip and knee pain happening both at the same time.
  • Hip and leg pain: Just like how knee and hip pain are connected, the same goes for the thigh or leg. The reason why you have limited mobility in your hip is that you're either stiff or you have arthritis. This pain causes you to limp, which in turn causes calf muscles strain. There are instances where hip pain is associated with lower back pain, which can cause referral down the leg, and you will have hip and leg pain. Sciatica and herniated discs are the most common back and spine problems that can affect the hip region.
  • Hip and shoulder pain: Golfers who have hip pain will also notice that their shoulders are starting to hurt as well. Persistent pain in the hips can decrease their rotation when they swing, which puts stress on their opposite shoulders. It is also possible that some people have bursitis, tendonitis, or osteoarthritis in both places, thus causing them to experience both hip and shoulder pain at the same time.

Seek treatment if pain persists

If your hip and leg pain, hip and knee pain, or hip and shoulder pain becomes persistent, you should see a doctor right away. Treatment may depend on what caused the pain, so it's important that it is properly diagnosed.

There are times that once the hip has been corrected, the stress on the other joints is decreased and will help alleviate the problem. Also, physical therapy and exercise are a great solution when it comes to these types of pain.

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1490 Alamo Drive Suite B
Vacaville, CA 95687

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