Common Hip Out Of Alignment Symptoms You Should Know About
The hips play a vital role in the human body, but we often do not notice symptoms that signal problems with the hips.
Before you know it, complications may start to develop – this can make life much harder, causing difficulty in moving and it can lead to tremendous pain.
What you should know is that you do not have to go on living with these symptoms – there are many solutions that can help you realign your hips when they are out of alignment, and effectively alleviate the pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing.
Read on to learn more…
Hi. I’m Sylvia. After turning 40, I started to experience pain in my hips.
Eventually, other symptoms started to develop.
My lower back started to hurt. I even experienced some pain in my one knee. I initially thought that this was just part of the aging process like many people tend to say.
Unfortunately, the symptoms didn’t go away – they didn’t stay the same as well.
The mild pain started to become more severe. At one point, I wasn’t able to get up after sitting for a while. It was simply too painful.
Eventually, I found out that what I was complaining about was hip out of alignment symptoms.
Today, I want to share with you what symptoms you should look out for when – especially as you start to age – to help you identify the possibility of a hip that may be out of alignment.
I’ll also tell you about the complications that may occur and share with you some effective ways that the symptoms can be managed, as well as methods that can be utilized to help restore a better alignment of your hips.
Hip Out Of Alignment Symptoms
The hips are located in the pelvic region of the human body.
Prior to puberty, the body has three areas that are considered to form the hips.
They fuse when the body comes close to the end of puberty, forming two bones that are considered to be the hip.
Alignment of these two bones is necessary for normal and comfortable movement. When the hips favor a particular side during movement, then they are considered to be out of alignment.
Additionally, misalignment can also cause the hip bones to move either backward or forward during movement.
The major problem with misaligned hips is that not only your hip region is affected by this problem, but other parts of your body can also suffer greatly.
This is why many of the symptoms that may develop when your hips are not aligned properly does not even affect your hips directly.
Hip pain is considered the most obvious and common symptom caused by this issue.
There are, however, other areas of the body that may also become painful, such as:
- The lower back
- The upper back
- The knees, especially a single knee when the misalignment only affects one side of the hips
- The feet and ankles may also be affected
Additionally, you may also develop symptoms associated with sciatica.
Sciatica pain can be mild and may only be present for short periods of time, but some people may experience sciatica pain for extended time periods, and the pain can be extremely severe, ultimately causing them to experience disability due to the symptoms.
The condition usually affects a single side of the body – this may cause pain in the leg and buttock.
The pain also usually radiates from the lower back region toward the buttock.
In addition to these symptoms, when your hips are not aligned, you may also find that muscles in your buttocks, the groin region, and your legs start to feel tense and tight.
Even though this alone does not offer accurate evidence of a hip misalignment, these symptoms should also not be taken lightly and should be followed up with a healthcare provider.
Causes Of Hip Misalignment
When the hips become misaligned, it may be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause.
This is because there are numerous factors that have been shown to contribute to the misalignment of a hip bone.
Injury to the area is one cause that can be tracked, but, in many cases, a healthcare provider would not be able to provide an accurate view of why your hips are not aligned.
Still, it is important to know what can contribute to hip misalignments.
This can help you take appropriate precautionary measures in order to reduce your risk of experiencing this condition.
In addition to injuries, women who are pregnant may also be at risk of a hip misalignment.
This is due to the many changes their body goes through during pregnancy, especially in the time of childbirth.
Scoliosis is a medical condition that tends to affect the spine, but may also have an adverse effect on the spine.
Apart from the possible causes listed above, here is an overview of additional factors that may contribute to the condition:
- When your posture is not correct while standing up or while sitting down
- Constantly folding your legs
- Wearing inappropriate and unsupportive footwear
- When there are imbalances in the stretching exercises you do
- When you continuously rotate while asleep
Having undergone certain types of surgeries in the past or being diagnosed with a congenital disease may also increase your likeliness of your hips becoming misaligned.
Possible Complications Of Hip Misalignment
Untreated hip misalignment can cause you to experience long-term complications.
These complications may affect your day-to-day abilities, making it essential to know what symptoms to look out for.
A hip replacement is one of the major complications.
In some cases, smaller surgeries may also help to fix certain complications caused by the misalignment of the hips.
Additionally, it is also important to know that hip misalignment increases your risk of developing osteoarthritis in your hips.
Treatments To Realign Your Hips And Alleviate Symptoms
There are numerous treatments that can assist with realigning the joints and alleviating the many unpleasant symptoms that tend to come with this particular condition.
Massage therapy has been suggested for the alleviation of muscle tightness and soreness in the legs, as well as the lower back.
Lower back adjustments, along with chiropractic hip alignment, may also be useful in getting both hips aligned.
Additionally, it has also been found that certain exercises, which can often be done at home, can help to improve muscular strength within the lower back, as well as the hips.
This, in turn, may help to reduce the risk for further hip misalignment and could potentially assist with bringing both hips into better alignment.
Core strength exercises are also often advised, especially since it has been found that people with inadequate core strength tend to be at a higher risk of hip misalignment than those with a stronger core.
Identifying hip out of alignment symptoms is important, as failure to acknowledge such a problem may lead to dreadful complications – which may require a hip replacement in severe cases.
I have shared the symptoms with you so that you can gain early treatment and avoid these complications.
If you know someone who could benefit from the tips I have shared, then take a moment to share my article – or, if you have experienced hip misalignment yourself before, why not take a minute and share your story.