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Hip Pain Prevention

Hip Pain

Can occur from the most common daily activities. From bending down to climbing stairs, walking from your vehicle to the office, or simply getting out of bed can become difficult when you’re dealing with hip pain. It certainly has a huge impact on your ability to function optimally. The hip joint is composed of a capsule, various ligaments, bursa, and muscles. Injury to any of these tissues can affect the joint mechanics and cause pain.

You don’t have to live with the pain, limit your activities, or take more pain medication. You can give a chiropractor in Scarborough Maine a try. In most cases, an experienced chiropractor can identify the underlying issues causing the pain and use a combination of techniques that yield hip pain relief.

At Mend Health & Wellness, a patient with hip pain does not just have an evaluation; we conduct a thorough movement screen on your initial visit to get an overview of your general mobility. Many weekend warriors often have hip pain due to the excessive shortening of the hip flexor muscles and weakened glutes. Specifically, when dealing with hip pain, if you are lacking mobility in your low back, ankle or knee, those excess forces will be transmitted through your hip joint. So correcting mobility concerns above and below the hip joint often times improves hip pain.

Some Common Conditions We Treat

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Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis is characterized by pain on the outside the hip that often occurs while sleeping or laying on the side. Bursitis is when the fluid filled sac that lays under tendons becomes inflamed producing local and referral pain.

Hip Impingement

Hip impingement or FAI (femoral acetabular impingement) can be caused by the muscle or labrum being compressed from continual sitting in a position where the hips are overly flexed. This can lead to tearing and inflammation causing local pain or pain that radiates around the hip joint. Psoas tendon shortening can also cause snapping hip syndrome.
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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is where the piriformis, a muscle in the back of the hip, becomes tight or inflamed and causes compression of the sciatic nerve. Usually there is pain with sitting and with active motion. Piriformis is quite common in runners and long-distance endurance athletes.

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Hip Pain Patient Review

I highly recommend Mend Health and Wellness to anyone who is suffering from chronic pain. I had experienced hip pain for years and had just about given up on finding relief. I had tried other chiropractors, PT, and even went to see an orthopedic Dr. I'm so glad that I decided to give Dr. Tracey and Dr. Victor a try. Their methods go beyond the typical adjustments. They took the time to listen to me and personalized my treatment. Dr. Tracey and Dr. Victor worked together and had me feeling better within a few visits. I am now pain free and can resume activities that I haven't been able to do in years!
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Possible Treatment Options For Hip Pain

Our Active Release is the leading soft tissue therapy to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
Research supports the benefits for chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations of the spine to reduce restrictions and dysfunction in the joints
Corrective exercises and end range loading techniques, are beneficial in creating proper long-lasting soft tissue results

For other treatment options, you may be interested in learning more about physical therapy for back pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can a chiropractor determine if I need a hip replacement?
    Yes, following your consultation with one of our chiropractors we will provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan for your hip pain. We can also refer out for a MRI if further investigation is required.
  • What are some common hip pain remedies you recommend?
    Depending on your specific case we can recommend exercises that are precise towards your diagnosis. We will often incorporate a variety of soft tissue therapies with rehabilitative exercises to promote healing and proper mobility/stability of the hip joint.
  • I have hip pain while sleeping. What are some things you can do for relief?
    Hip pain while laying on your side is often, but not always, an indicator of bursitis or tendinosis. Our chiropractors will thoroughly examine you to determine the cause of your pain. We can also recommend pillows and supports to help with your sleep.


Research supports the benefits for chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations for the reduction of pain and dysfunction. Corrective exercises and end range loading techniques are beneficial in creating proper long lasting soft tissue results.


Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free discovery visit phone consultation or visit Mend Health of Scarborough Maine.