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Signs Your Hips Are Out of Alignment

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

All the parts of your body are connected in one way or another and they have an effect on the rest of the body. Your hips, as the largest joints in the body, have a major effect on you. If something is off with your hip joints, then you’ll find that it throws off most of your body and can result in pain in the hips and lower back, as well as an increased risk of further injury.


Symptoms of Misaligned Hips

Here are some signs that your hips aren’t properly aligned:


Pain in the hips: You’re quite likely to have hip pain if the hip joint is out of alignment. However, this may also be caused by any number of other issues.


Tensed muscles: Misaligned hips mean one side of the body often works harder, which can result in your muscles tensing up on one side of your buttocks.


Lower back pain: Your lower back will be thrown into misalignment if the hips are not aligned. This also causes back pain, which may creep up the back and hurt elsewhere too.


Knee pain: All your joints can be affected by the fact that your hips are not aligned. Since you’re putting more weight and strain on one side, it may result in knee pain.


Ankle pain: Like your knees, your ankles may be affected, particularly one side.


Sciatica: This occurs when the sciatic nerve is inflamed or compressed. The pain is quite unique and will run from your buttock down the back of your leg. It is quite severe.


If you notice a few of these symptoms, you should be checked out. It’s important to address this problem early on so it won’t get worse.


How to Treat Hip Problems

The first thing you’ll need to do is adjust where your hips sit and align them and your spine as much as possible. This is a task for a chiropractor who will examine your posture and gait, then work from there to create stronger muscles and better posture.


Your chiropractor can help move the joints and adjust your spine, but you will also need to work with them to learn exercises that may help. You may also need to make some lifestyle changes to ensure your hips are in the proper position all the time.


Are you dealing with hip and back pain? It’s time to talk to a chiropractor. Schedule your session today with Optimal Health Chiropractic.

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