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Although the hip and shoulder are the most proximal joints of their respective limbs, the hip is unique in several aspects. Unlike the shoulder, the hip is quite stable and requires a major force to cause a dislocation. Although common shoulder problems are often soft-tissue generated, the hip is more prone to bone or joint damage. As a weight- bearing joint it is commonly affected by degenerative changes and fracture in senior patients. Disorders of the hip are probably more age-related than any other joint. Many presentations fit an age-related categorization: congenital disorders in the infant, growth plate and vascular etiologies in the adolescent, trauma in the young adult, and fracture or arthritis in the elderly. The diagnosis of many of these disorders is dependent on radiographic confirmation.
Hip pain is often misinterpreted by patients when the origin of their pain is actually coming from the low back, SI (sacroilioc) joint, or gluteal regions. The doctors at Pioneer Sports and Pain Center help to find the problem or source of the pain, seek the proper solution to get out of pain, restore proper function, and prevent the problem from coming back.
Here are a list of some hip pain conditions that we commonly treat at Pioneer Sports and Pain Center.
The doctors at Pioneer Sports and Pain Center are trained to treat a wide range of injuries and pain syndromes. They treat injuries of the neck and back as well as the extremities. Acute injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as chronic, degenerative conditions can be effectively treated conservatively at Pioneer Sports and Pain Center. Some conditions require additional medical treatment, and the doctors at Pioneer Sports and Pain Center work closely with specialists in all areas of medicine and help patients get to the right provider when a referral is indicated.
Information obtained from Differential Diagnoses and Management for the Chiropractor
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