What Causes Hip Pain?
Hip pain can have multiple causes. One of the most common causes of hip pain is arthritis forming in the actual hip joint, where the head of the femur (leg bone) meets the pelvis. Other causes of hip pain can include tendonitis, iliotibial band syndrome and tight hip flexor muscles (quadriceps, psoas, TFL, etc.) from prolonged sitting.
Can Rolfing Relieve Hip Pain?
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are commonly treated with a hip replacement, however Rolfing can sometimes help to relieve pressure on the joint for a limited time if the arthritis is not too severe. Rolfing is also highly effective post-operation to ease any adhesions in the tissue caused by surgery and help with rehabilitation.
Tendonitis of the hip and iliotibial band syndrome are often caused by overuse. Both of these conditions can be aggravated by poor alignment of the ankle, knee and hip joints, making the hip pain much more severe. In this instance, Rolfing can be a great relief to those suffering from hip pain as it will help to bring the joints of your legs into a more healthy alignment, taking the strain off your hip joint.
Tight hip flexors are practically an epidemic in western society due to the significant number of hours spent driving, watching television and typing on computers. When the muscles that flex the hip (the ones that bring your knee to your nose) become hypertonic, they restrict the movement of the hip joint, resulting in poor body mechanics and hip pain. This is truly one of the primary causes of hip pain cases that I see in my Rolfing office, and Rolfing is highly effective at restoring full hip flexibility.
You Don’t Have to Suffer With Hip Pain
Given the fact that you can quickly and easily relieve hip pain with non-invasive and drug-free therapy, why do so many people accept it as just a fact of aging? The main reason is lack of knowledge about alternative therapies and their effectiveness for hip pain relief. What you need is quality information specific to your body. Contact me today to schedule your consultation and see if Rolfing is the right solution for your hip pain.