Frozen hip joint Treatment in Waterford, MI
“Frozen hip” is also known as adhesive capsulitis. Adhesive capsulitis is most commonly found in the shoulder (frozen shoulder) but can occur in any joint, including the hip. Frozen hip is caused by inflammation in the tissue surrounding the hip joint, followed by scarring of the tissue and interference with the joint movement.
Frozen hip is a rare condition, with middle-aged females having the highest risk of developing the ailment. It can occur spontaneously, but often follows hip injury, surgery, or long periods of immobility.
The symptoms of frozen hip are a pain in the groin and buttocks as well as a reduction in hip mobility, which progresses to complete stiffness (i.e., a frozen hip joint). The condition usually resolves itself within a few months to a few years but can be very painful and debilitating in the meantime.
Treatment of frozen hip
Exercise is an important component of the treatment of frozen hip and usually includes stretching to improve the range of motion in the joint and reducing the pain. This should be done under the guidance of a health professional to reduce the risk of injury. Anti-inflammatory medication is also usually taken to help with the inflammation around the joint, and heat can be applied to relieve pain.
Chiropractic treatment of frozen hip
Frozen hip can also be successfully treated with chiropractic measures. We can improve your quality of life at any stage of the condition, by gently and gradually improving your range of motion, strengthening your hips and managing your pain. We also work to improve the harmony in the rest of your body, to ensure the condition is not affecting your strength and balance.
The chiropractic approach to the treatment of this condition could include an exercise/stretching component, heat treatment, and massage therapy. These procedures will work together to reduce pain, improve joint mobility, promote blood flow and healing, and break down the fibrous tissue in the joint.
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