The body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, the hip joint endures constant use and everyday wear and tear.
This joint has a cushion of cartilage that prevents friction as the hip bone moves in its socket. Due to the incessant use of the hip joint, the cartilage can become worn down.
This wearing of the cartilage is worsened if your spine is out of alignment. Any musculoskeletal imbalance can impact your hip joint and accelerate wearing of the cartilage cushion.
A fall can also cause damage to the hip. Oftentimes pain in another part of the body, such as the back, can also radiate to the hip.
Regular chiropractic visits maintains health and wellness, and ensures all joints in the body, especially the hip, are functioning properly. An injury in one area can inflict pain in another part of the body.