Hip Dysplasia Chiropractic Treatment
According to research, the probability of a child being born with hip dysplasia is 1 in 1000. It’s difficult to manage the condition, especially when surgery is the only treatment option. If left undiagnosed, it can convert into arthritis. People have slowly started gravitating towards chiropractic care to manage this condition. While it may not be able to fix the root cause, it can certainly help improve the condition significantly.
What is Hip Dysplasia?
Hip dysplasia is the impaired development of the hip (ball-and-socket) joint where the thigh bone (ball joint) does not fit properly into the pelvic socket.
The affected individual is usually born with this condition. However, many people are not diagnosed until adolescence, as no symptoms appear until then. Research studies have concluded that women are four times more likely to be born with hip dysplasia than men. Similarly, firstborn children are at a higher risk of having a shallow pelvic socket. Genetics may also play a significant factor.
What are the symptoms of Hip Dysplasia?
The symptoms of hip dysplasia vary from person to person. It depends on your age as well. Some infants may have one leg longer than the other, or they might limp when they start walking.
In adults, symptoms may be limping, pain during physical activities or a popping sound from the joint on movement. The generalized symptoms of the condition include:
- Limping or difficulty walking
- Pain during exercise
- Pain in the groin region
- Restricted movement of the hip joint
Chiropractic care for Hip Dysplasia:
The doctors recommend a soft brace if Hip Dysplasia is diagnosed during infancy. However, surgery is the only option if it goes undiagnosed and symptoms start to appear later.
A person suffering from Hip Dysplasia lives life in constant, agonizing pain. Chiropractic techniques cannot fix joint issues, but they can improve the quality of life by relieving the pain associated with the condition. Furthermore, it strengthens the muscles so they are better able to support the joint.
Pain relief medications are only short-term treatments. Opt for chiropractic care to achieve significant and permanent results.
If you’re looking for a chiropractor to treat Hip Dysplasia, Dr. Jon Scott is a highly trained professional with years of experience under his belt. Contact him for a consultation and discuss your options. Chiropractic care can help improve your quality of life and make living with Hip Dysplasia easier.