Five Causes Of Hip Pain And How
They Affect Your Body...

› [Causes Of Hip Pain]

The five major causes of hip pain that are prevalent throughout the world are reviewed on this page...

Also included are the most common knock on effects to the musculo-skeletal system and sometimes, the soft tissues of the body…

  • Hip Infection...
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis…
  • Osteoarthritis…
  • Ankle and Knee Misalignment...
  • Disease In The Internal Organs…

Hip infection is rare and is usually seen in children or the elderly, but if the skin is red, hot and swollen and you are running a fever seek medical attention immediately…

This could also be a response from your auto-immune system indicating Rheumatoid arthritis…

Either way, you need to be seen by a medical doctor to treat infection or Rheumatoid as they require courses of drug therapy...

If You Have A
Hip Infection…

As mentioned above, hip infection is usually found in infants, young children, the occasional teenager, or the elderly…

If the person in question has had surgery on the hip, thigh, leg or internal organs, infection needs to be ruled out immediately should heat, additional swelling, redness and additional pain appear in the hip…

In any case, draining the infection (debridement), a course of anti-biotic therapy and a hospital stay (depending on what part of the world you live in...) will be necessary to resolve this issue safely…

  • If you have an infection but do not like to be on anti-biotics, Allicin (derived from garlic) stays intact while traveling through the stomach... We have used this product for years! 

Rheumatoid
Arthritis...

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune disease that attacks the synovial lining and fluid inside the joint...

As causes of hip pain go, Rheumatoid Arthritis is slightly more prevalent in men than women, approximately 41 out of 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with Rheumatoid a year…

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune disease that attacks the synovial lining and fluid within the joints. It can attack any joint in the body but when weight bearing joints such as the hips are affected, it can eventually have a greater affect on your way of life…

It is important to get Rheumatoid Arthritis treated as early as possible as it can be a debilitating disease that is not only one of the major causes of hip pain but it can also affect the vital organs in the body after it reaches a particular stage…

Symptoms are:

  • Low grade fever…
  • Heat in the joint…
  • Tenderness in the joint...
  • Pain and stiffness with a limited range of motion…
  • Fatigue and general tiredness...

It is a frightening prospect if you are forced to have to think about it, but I can share with you that I had a grandmother who lived with Rheumatoid Arthritis until the age of ninety-four…

She had four things:

  • Strong family support...
  • A carefully regulated drug therapy regime...
  • A good diet…
  • A stubborn and continual decision to focus on something other than her pain...

She was the most productive person I have ever known and a great role-model to everyone in our family, despite having a hip that had crumbled due to Rheumatoid Arthritis...

What also amazed me about my grandmother was that, while she had spiritual beliefs that gave her comfort, she was very quiet about them and was never in need of a guru, or a motivator, or a person who had magical powers…

She was a realist who knew that there are no quick answers nor are there magical solutions to her joint pain

As the causes of hip pain are many and some diagnosis refer to conditions that do not yet have a cure, please be aware that a condition such as Rheumatoid can make you vulnerable to a number of charlatans in the world; from people who sell bogus products that have no real efficacy in pain relief, to meditation or magical mental techniques to change your 'reality', or cure your disease...

Please be aware there are loads of these people about who will promise you the world and please know that the reality behind this is:

  • They Want Your money...
  • The Only Thing They Care About Is Their Bank Balance…

A strategy to keep yourself safe is if anyone comes into your life promising the world, a different reality, peace that passeth all understanding, GOOGLE THEM AND YOU TUBE THEM…

Get both sides of the story first; many cults and people of ill repute are happy to come through and take your money then immediately dump you once they have their hands on it...

While diet and drug therapy are on the top of the list in importance, I have also observed that people who have...

  • Something else to focus on such as a hobby...
  • Accept that their emotions are ever changing (you are going to have 'good days' and 'grumpy days' and dark and light moments and feel a number of ways...)
  • Celebrate life anyway you can...
    are the most successful at battling this disease...

Over the past twenty-five years since my grandmother was alive, medicine has made substansial advances in drug therapy for Rheumatoid, and the possibilities in joint reconstruction are growing on a daily basis, so don't loose hope...


Osteoarthritis Is One Of The

Leading Causes Of Hip Pain...

 Osteoarthritis comes from wear and tear on the cartilaginous tissues and linings of the hip joint due to overuse, continued use on an unresolved injury, or incorrect form during movement playing sport or in work, causing extra stress on the hip…

There are several stages of Osteoarthritis; the earlier it is detected via imaging – x-ray, MRI, or other diagnostic modalities, the better chance you have of healing the tissue before the joint is destroyed…

The longer you wait to treat it, the more of a complicated and permanent problem it will become…

Ultimately, time saved in this case is also money saved whether it is with private medical care or in a system of socialized medicine...

In the earlier stages, corrected movement, rest, ice, compression and elevation will be enough treatment to heal the tissue and alleviate pain...

Once it goes beyond this stage, you will have to deal with constant inflammation and implement a pain management program, but your hip joint pain  can still be treated successfully...

If it goes to the stage of continual inflammation and pain, and the soft tissues continue to degenerate, osteoarthritis will progress to bone rubbing on bone….

This eventually produces osteophytes or bone spurring, and the bone can also crumble into the joint. This is when alleviating pain becomes difficult, and surgical intervention will become necessary…

Knee And Ankle
Misalignment…

Another one of the causes of hip pain is when the knee and/ or ankle has been injured, or is misaligned…

Walking with  knee joint pain or ankle injury can put additional stress on the head of the femur as it enters the acetabulum in the area of the pelvis that is commonly known as 'the hip'…

This will cause pain due to an altered gait...

Bones, tendons, ligaments and muscle can all come under strain during weight bearing activity that is imbalanced or lacking in normal form or coordination from another injury…

Hips, knees and ankles all need to be in the correct alignment to maintain joint health and this is where chiropractic care comes into it...

Chiropractic Care For
Causes Of Hip Pain...

Activator Methods chiropractic care is excellent for the preservation of hips, knees and ankles...

Chiropractic care can be useful in preserving the hip, knee and ankle joints…

Remember, if one of these joints is misaligned, it puts stress on all of the others...

Also, the pelvis in both men and women changes profoundly with age…

This is a normal feature of the human skeleton. Our pelvis changes from the time we begin walking into old age with ridges and dimples figuring prominently into what begins as a smooth surface...

Preventative measures such as staying adjusted will pay off keeping our ever changing bodies well aligned. With good alignment comes excellent nerve conduction and better health according to Chiropractic theory...

Activator Methods Chiropractic for causes of hip pain, knee pain and ankle pain is both effective and painless and I recommend it highly as I have used it in practice myself with consistent success…

The Activator Gun is a patented instrument that delivers effective and painless adjusting for any joint in the body.

Natural Pain
Relief...

Over the counter as well as prescribed pain relief medications are fast acting and potent, but what happens if you need to take them to manage your pain over a period of years, or for the rest of your life...?

You may wish to do some research and look into some natural pain relief remedies that will not have the toxic effects on your internal organs that most pain medications do after a lengthy period of time...

I have provided some basic information regarding supplementation that provides natural pain relief to help get you started - just click on the link below...

Natural Pain Relief


Disease In The Internal
Organs Can Cause Hip Pain…

Please also note that there are other conditions that can be the causes of hip pain…

If there is disease in the:

  • Uterus...
  • Ovaries...
  • Rectum...
  • Colon... and in some cases the
  • Prostate...

Inflammation from the disease state can refer pain into your hip...

If you notice that you have had hip pain for over two to three weeks that is clearly not associated with a musculo – skeletal disorder (muscle and bone misalignment), are over forty, a smoker and drink alcohol, other diagnostic tests should be used to investigate the source of your hip pain...

› [Causes Of Hip Pain]

Disclaimer – This is information on joint pain. I teach, but I do not diagnose, prescibe or treat people who contact me. You are responsible for your condition using your own best judgement combined with what you have learned. Just a heads up - bodies carry unusual differences from time to time, in saying that, you could be one of those rare and unusual beings; if you are in doubt, please contact a physician in your area, so you can rule it out.

Move Freely and Knowledgeably and Be Well!

Dr. Jo

P.S...    “Greater certainty of your condition alone can be a powerful form of pain relief.”