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Hip degenerative joint disease (DJD)

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DJD is a common cause of hip pain that affects thousands of people. This condition can result in a reduced quality of life and less active lifestyle. There are different types of DJD that may cause hip pain. Read on to find out more:

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) also called “wear-and-tear arthritis,” in which cartilage wears down over time
  • Post-traumatic arthritis, which results from a severe fracture or dislocation of the hip
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an inflammatory arthritis of the joints
  • Avascular necrosis (AVN), a condition where the “ball” or femoral head has lost a healthy supply of blood flow causing the bone to die and the femoral head to become misshapen
  • Hip dysplasia, a condition where bones around the hip did not form properly, which may cause
    misalignment of the hip joint.

What causes degenerative joint disease?degenerative joint disease and hip pain...and how chiropractic care could help

  • A previous hip injury
  • Repetitive strain on the hip
  • Improper joint alignment
  • Being overweight
  • Exercise or sports-generated stress placed on the hip joint.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptom of DJD of the hip is pain which may occur in four places:

  • Groin
  • Outside the hip
  • Lower area of the back
  • Thigh to the knee (or below).

Pain from the hip is commonly mistaken for back pain, and may be treated as such until the diagnosis of DJD is made.

What causes the pain?

DJD of the hip is a loss of cartilage, or lining, of the hip joint. The cartilage serves as a cushion and allows for smooth movement of the hip.

When the cartilage wears away, the ball-and-socket bones touch creating bone-on-bone contact. This contact creates pain from rubbing together, swelling, and stiffness.

If you think you may be suffering from one or several of these symptoms please do not hesitate to contact us at Lagos Health Chiropractic Clinic to discuss treatment options.

I’ve Got Arthritis…Can Chiropractic Help?

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Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain of the joints and bones. The main symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness and restricted movements of the joints. And Chiropractic Care can help with the management of that pain.

There are many types of arthritis, but the most common form is osteoarthritis (OA), where the affected joints are typically in the hands, spine, knees, and hips. You may also have heard of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), which is an auto-immune disease where the body’s immune system attacks the cells lining the joints, resulting in the joints becoming stiff, swollen and painful.

You may be surprised to hear that OA affects around 8.5 million people in the UK alone.

You may hear people tending to pass off osteoarthritis as ‘wear and tear’ and saying that the symptoms they experience are just ‘a part of getting older’. This leads to many sufferers believing that very little can be done to help, or that their only option is going to the chemist and buying painkillers.

Chiropractic Really Can Help Arthritis

Because it’s a condition that gradually worsens over time, it’s important to try to take steps to limit the further progress of osteoarthritis…and this is where chiropractic comes in!

Clearly, the joints in your body are meant to be moving, but when you stop using them due to discomfort or pain, you’ll find that they’ll deteriorate further. This will lead to an increase in symptoms, such as neck pain, back pain, hip pain or shoulder pain.

Non-impact sports like swimming can help arthritis sufferersTherefore, it’s important to keep as active as you can. However, try to avoid high-impact activities that put stress on your joints…avoid jogging, for example. You should choose activities that don’t place too much stress on the joints. Swimming is particularly helpful.

Chiropractic Can Help Mobilise Your Joints

In addition to keeping active, chiropractic can be extremely beneficial in relieving the symptoms of arthritis by getting your joints moving properly again. Remember, it’s what chiropractors do…they help get your joints moving again!

So if you are looking for relief from arthritic pain, or help for arthritis pain in hands, hips or knees, your doctor of chiropractic will find a way to help. A typical chiropractic treatment for arthritis sufferers will include very careful and gentle joint mobilisation, some therapeutic massage and special individualised exercises to get the best possible results.

Here’s The Good News!

There’s a lot that can be done to help you. Principal Chiropractor at Lagos Health Chiropractic, Dr Wen Oates, has several patients who come to her for help for their arthritic pain…so you can too! To make an appointment, please call the clinic on +351 282 768 044.

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