Hip pain

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What is Hip Pain?

Hip pain is a common symptom that can indicate a number of different underlying conditions that may affect the joint and its surrounding structures. Because of where the hip bone is located, it’s a common place for injury and trauma to occur that can lead to several different and occasionally long lasting problems.

With so much stress placed on the hip by the body in everyday situations, the area sometimes never gets the chance to heal, meaning that symptoms can continue to present themselves for weeks or months without treatment. If you’re suffering from hip pain and it doesn’t show any sign of relenting, ascertaining the cause is crucial to helping your body recover.

The Cause of Hip Pain

Arthritis, injury and over exertion through physical activity are three of the most common causes of hip pain, each affecting the joint and surrounding area in a different way. Identifying the reason for your pain is the first step to correcting and healing the problem.

Hip Bursitis describes the inflammation of one of the two bursae that would usually work to provide smooth motion in the joint. When inflamed, pain can occur anytime there is movement within the hip. Bursitis is a common condition that affects athletes, joggers or those who injure their upper hip after a fall or other significant trauma.

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of hip pain. As the protective cartilage in the joint wears away, the bones that are connected are exposed; symptoms may become more apparent and intense as the disease escalates. While often age-related, injury and obesity are also important contributing factors to the severity of arthritis in any part of the body and especially the hip.

Tendonitis can affect the tendons within the hip, causing inflammation and pain. Repeated hip injury, strain and overuse can cause the condition and it is common in those who are beginning a new sport or taking up a new physical activity.

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Hip Pain Relief

Hip pain can start off as a dull annoyance but, if left untreated, can become a serious problem leading to a loss of mobility and severe pain. Knowing the underlying cause of your pain is the crucial first step to correcting and healing the joint. At Velca Health Centre in Howick, it’s our job to provide you with relief by alleviating your pain at the source.

As inflammation is the usual culprit at the root of most hip conditions; rest that allows swelling to subside and the joint to return to normal is sometimes all you need to find relief. If your pain is persistent or recurring, however, identifying and correcting the problem is essential. Chiropractic and Physiotherapy looks to correct the joint, allow regular function and facilitate the body’s natural healing process while massage therapy is the perfect way to loosen the muscles and alleviate pain in the short term. Strengthening the area through exercise and a focus on physical fitness and wellbeing can help prevent injury from recurring and is an important final step to eliminating pain permanently.

If your hip pain is persistent and affecting the way you want to lead your life, visit the team at Velca and let us help you to break free from pain. We aren’t interested in short-term fixes; we’ll identify your condition and provide the appropriate care to ease your suffering permanently through our unique Velca Method.

Correct – Relax – Strengthen - Maintain

At Velca, we approach pain with a multi-step method that aims to correct, relax, strengthen and maintain the body – supporting good health and providing permanent solutions rather than temporary fixes. Through a mix of our services, you’ll find that the Velca Method is by far the most effective to ease suffering and inspire healthy living.

Chiropractic – Through chiropractic care, we aim to correct spinal dysfunction, bad posture and habits that lead to pain. The chiropractic services we offer are the first step to identifying problems, alleviating suffering and breaking free from pain.

Massage Therapy – Helping you to relax, loosen the muscles and find relief, massage therapy is our second step that improves circulation and works pain out of the body. Relaxing is a key part of eliminating pain while it paves the way to improve your overall health and well being.

Physiotherapy - Aims to restore function and independence in people who have a condition caused by physical, neurological or cardio-respiratory disorders. Through a combination of massage, exercise and mobilisation, physiotherapy can improve mobility, functional ability, and overall quality of life.

Personal strength and fitness training – Fortifying the body through personal fitness and better health, our fitness programs are tailored to you to help strengthen the body and prevent pain from returning. We want to enable you to break free from pain to live a healthier, more enjoyable life.

Visit the Velca Health Centre in Howick for a holistic approach to your well being. We don’t just offer chiropractic services, we work to better your life in every aspect by improving your health and preventing pain from returning. Break free from pain – call us today to find relief through chiropractic care, massage therapy, physiotherapy, personal training, and a positive focus on fitness and health.


If you are unsure about which of our services is best suited to help you get better, please ask us about our complimentary no charge check ups.