The sprained hip is a painful condition that occurs when you pull or tear the ligaments around your hip joint. Damage to hip ligaments can occur due to premature wear and tear or injuries such as a slip and fall or a sports injury. The most common activities that cause damage to the hip ligaments are activities that require sudden stops, twisting, or sudden changes of directions while walking or running.
Common symptoms of a hip sprain include pain and tenderness at the hip joint or the thigh bone. You may also notice difficulty with walking or lifting your legs. A sprained hip is a serious injury that needs urgent attention. Neglect of hip injuries leads to instability of the hipbone as well as degenerative changes. Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers the best non-surgical hip treatment in Malaysia. Sprained or pulled hip therapy at our center is provided through our chiropractors and physiotherapists’ combined efforts.
Cause & Treatment For A Sprained Hip
Before getting into the meat and potatoes of this article, we need to clarify the difference between a hip sprain and a strained hip. For some, this may be too basic, while others may require a bit of clarity: an important point, especially if you are suffering from hip pain.
Whenever you hear the term “Sprain,” it refers to an injury to the ligaments of a joint. Ligaments are the connectors of our bones. Joint ligaments are the fibrous tissues that connect our bones. The shoulder and the hip joint are the two most ligament dense joints of the body. In other words, these two joints have layers upon layers of ligaments. We need these ligaments to prevent dislocation. Sometimes, these ligaments get stretched beyond their limits leading to a sudden onset injury or microscopic tears, which produces varying degrees of pain.
On the other hand, a“Strain” is an injury similar to a sprain but involves the muscle. For example, a ”Strained Hamstring.” Sprain and Strain injuries are common in sports. It is essential to understand the cause (ligament or muscle) before treatments, as the different tissues will require distinct care levels.
One of the most common injuries that we encounter in our offices is “Sprained Hip.” They are relatively common because the hip has layers and layers to protect the joint.
What Should You Do For Hip Sprain?
The first thing you need to do with an injured or sprained hip is to stop the activity that caused the injury. Even if the pain felt is minimal, exercise should be stopped to avoid further damage to the hip joint and spine. Using an ice pack on the injured area can help speed up recovery. Ice therapy (cryotherapy) works best on the injured area if you use it for 15-minutes every 60-90 minutes.
Most patients with hip sprain also have co-injuries. Co-injuries or co-conditions that involve the hip muscles (hip strain), the lower back, and knees are common. So, ice the knee or lower back if you experience any symptoms in the knees or low back. Slip-disc is a nasty disorder often presenting as a painful hip. The best advice we can provide as self-help is to call our center. Let our clinical experts assess your condition to see if it warrants treatment or therapy from our clinical physiotherapists or chiropractors (Kiropraktor).
What Causes Hip Pain While Walking?
A common cause of hip pain while walking is the neglect of old injury. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that is encapsulated with a tough band of ligaments. These ligaments hold the joint in place, preventing it from disclosing. Even the mildest injury to the hip joint can have far-reaching consequences. Mild injuries often show up later as painful hips. With a mild injury, the ligaments and soft tissues get damaged. As you age, the severity of damage may worsen. In time, it could lead to frequent or constant hip pain. These old and untreated injuries are common causes of hip pain while walking in persons over 50.
A person with a sprained hip has stretched or torn one of the ligaments that support the hip joint. Ligaments are durable bands of tissue that hold the bones in place during the movement of a joint. If you have sprained your hip, you may feel pain and tenderness around your hip joint. You may find it hard to walk, especially if you are having hip pain. You might find it difficult when you stand or feel a bit (or a lot) of hip pain or stiffness in your hip joint. Our bodies are mechanical. Sometimes joints get stuck or are not moving correctly. When this happens, the malfunction turns into wear and tear and eventual breakdown.
How Long Should You Wait Before You Get Treatment For A Hip sprain?
The hip joint is an essential weight-bearing joint. Experts that specialize in hip treatments should treat the slightest pain that lasts longer than three days. But, this doesn’t mean you go to the orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeons are needed when you want surgery. If you are not keen on getting surgery, it will be much better to visit a chiropractor or a physiotherapist.
Surgeons often prescribe medication or injections for injured hips. Medication and steroid injections are not corrective treatments. They are chemicals that subdue the pain, and as such, should be avoided. Our recommendation is to opt for treatments that address the sprained hip holistically without invasive methods or procedures.
Experiencing pain is the natural sign of the body, informing you that something is not right. If you choose to ignore your pain, eventually, symptoms will become worse. To prevent unnecessary damage, it is essential to receive care as soon as possible. Thus, call or visit any Chiropractic Specialty Center® near you to receive the best clinical physiotherapy in Malaysia. Our centers are the pioneers of clinical physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment in Malaysia.
The Pain Of A Sprained Hip Can Be Referred To The Low Back Or Down To The Leg
Hips are the strongest of joints in your body. They bear your weight and allow you to live a healthy, active life. Injuries always result in malfunction and pain. Care should be sought as soon as possible to prevent instabilities in the hips. The hip is anatomically one of the most stable joints in your body, but it is susceptible to injury when flexed (knee towards chest). Extension injuries (areas between the knee and back) may occur with significant trauma. Hip pain resulting from a hip sprain is an uncommon sports injury, accounting for less than 4% of all sprains and 1% of all injuries. They do happen, though.
Sprained hip refers to hip pain on the medial aspect (inside/toward the midline of the body) of the knee, lower back, groin, or buttocks. Persistent pain, particularly with locking or catching sensations, should be evaluated immediately. Chiropractic Specialty Center® treats sprained hips through the collaborative efforts of advanced clinical chiropractors in Malaysia and research-based teams of physiotherapists. For sprained hip treatment in Malaysia, visit one of our centers today.
Diagnostic Tests for Sprained Hip
You should perform diagnostic tests such as x-rays, CTs, or MRIs (if needed) to rule out fractures and dislocations if a sprained hip is suspected. These tests can also assist in determining the severity of the soft tissue damage. At our center, the chiropractors and staff are committed to your health. We will take the time to accurately diagnose your condition and render any treatment that you may need. Just because you haven‘t been in an accident, don‘t rule out a fracture or other problems. Things happen sometimes, and people are always surprised.
Typically for a sprained hip joint, our first concern will be to rule out fractures and dislocations. Once a fracture or dislocation is ruled out, we assess the extent or severity of your soft tissue in your hip. Upon completion of the exam, we will implement a conservative course of physiotherapy and low force chiropractic.
In addition to therapy, our chiropractors may recommend rest, non-or partial weight-bearing until walking is no longer painful. Once the pain has diminished significantly, we will implement therapeutic exercises to strengthen the soft tissue (muscles, tendons & ligaments) surrounding the hip joint.
You should Doctors of Chiropractic may also recommend custom-made orthotics to stabilize the hip and pelvis. Orthotics support the feet, and it’s the feet that control the way the knees and the hips move in their joints. Treatments are safe, gentle, and free from pain. Please bear in mind that neglect or improper forms of care can lead to further damage and instability of your hip. Visit one of our centers and get the Best Sprained Hip Treatments in Malaysia.