HIP AND KNEE PAIN TREATMENT IN EXETER

We can help you with your hip and knee pain
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Chiropractic approach to treating hip and knee pain

Hip and knee pain are common complaints we see at Innate Health Chiropractic. The proper painfree function of the knee and hip are very much dependent on each other, as well as the pelvis and lower back, and indeed the ankle and foot.
It is common to find tightness and restriction in the hip because of pelvic or back problems. Many of the hip and knee muscles attach at the pelvis, so it’s easy to see how they are all interdependent on one another.
The key to resolving hip and knee pain is taking a thorough and holistic approach that includes the broader structures like the lower back, pelvis and ankle.

What is the cause of

My hip problem

There are a variety of causes of hip pain. Most hip complaints are a combination of the issues we detailed above. Our chiropractor will be able to determine from your medical history and assessment where your pain is likely arising from.

Some common causes include:

Mechanical dysfunction of the hip joint (movement disorder of the hip)

Bursitis of the hip (Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the fluidfilled sac on the outer hip)

Muscular problems such as tendinitis, strains or tears

Impingement of the hip (FAI femoral acetabular impingement)

Osteoarthritis of the hip

Pelvic dysfunction affecting the hip, such as sacroiliac and pubic bone dysfunction)

What is the cause of

My knee pain

Knee function is very much dependent on the proper movement of the ankle, hip and lower back. Ligament sprains are also common.

Some other causes of knee pain include:

Problems with the knee cap (patello-femoral pain syndrome or tracking problems)

Osteoarthritis of the knee or age-related wear and tear

Muscular problems particularly of the quadriceps

Ligament sprains such the ACL/PCL tears and collateral ligament sprain

Meniscus pain and tears

Repetitive overuse like ‘runner’s knee’ and minor sports injuries

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Chiropractic treatment of

Hip and knee pain

As we have highlighted above, there are many causes of hip and knee pain, so a successful treatment outcome will depend very much on a thorough and exhaustive approach. Our approach work to address the root cause. This means restoring the proper movement and function of not only the hip and knee, but the whole lower limb, pelvis and lower back.
Once the proper joint mechanics are established, we can address any muscular imbalances and postural issues that may contributing to your hip or knee pain.
We may also need to address your movement mechanics, particularly if the pain came from injury like running or other sports. We will also consider your posture and may advise exercises like walking.