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Relieve Hip Dysplasia With Natural Chiropractic Care

happy baby crawling on the floorA type of joint abnormality, hip dysplasia can cause dislocation, popping, and clicking sounds within this ball-and-socket joint. Other symptoms include pain in the groin that increases with activity, limping, a catching sensation, loss of range of motion in the hip, and difficulty sleeping on the joint.

In pediatric patients, chiropractors use definitive tests for early detection during a pediatric exam, such as Ortolani’s click test and Barlow’s maneuver. When undiagnosed, hip dysplasia can cause arthritis. Seeking chiropractic care for babies and adults can prevent degenerative changes in the hip complex in years to come.

What Are Some Signs to Look for?

If the hip bone is not in the correct position and the joint is not shaped correctly, severe degeneration (wear and tear on the cartilage causing increased bone growth surrounding the joint) occurs.

Some other signs of hip dysplasia include:

  • Pain that presents in the hip complex or upper leg
  • A tilted and rotated pelvis that causes accentuated curvature in the spine
  • Inability to perform circular movements, such as cycling, at the joint

Chiropractic Care

To treat this condition, consistency and commitment are needed by the patient and the chiropractor. In addition to chiropractic care, here are some other steps patients can take:

Exercise every day

Focusing on exercises that promote flexibility and range of motion can help strengthen the core and hip muscles while reducing inflammation. Low-impact aerobic activities like swimming or cycling are great options.

Eat anti-inflammatory foods

Leafy greens, fatty fish, olive oil, berries, nuts, and whole grains are examples of anti-inflammatory foods that allow the cartilage in the hip to remain calm.

Maintain a healthy weight

Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce joint compression and help alleviate pain associated with the condition.

If you suffer from hip pain or pain in the upper legs, come by Mustard Seed Chiropractic for an evaluation.

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