Hip and Buttock Pain
Hip & buttock pain may begin in any of the structures in and around the hip & buttock. These include muscles and nerves as well as spinal vertebrae and the cushioning disks of the low back. Hip & buttock pain may also come from regions near the lower back, the pelvis, upper back and knee or leg & foot. Swiss DolorClast® method treatment may provide relief where other therapies have failed and should be considered as a viable non-surgical solution.
Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the bursa (fluid-filled sac near a joint) at the outside (lateral) point of the hip known as the greater trochanter. When this bursa becomes irritated or inflamed, it causes pain in the hip. This is a common cause of hip pain as well as perpetuating chronic back pain.
Hamstring tendonitis is the name given to describe the inflammation, swelling and irritation of the hamstring tendon. The hamstring muscle runs down the back of the upper thigh and is connected to the knee joint by a large tendon. Overuse, injury and stress can causes this tendon to become inflamed and hamstring tendonitis will develop. Repeated strains often occur in sprinters and runners and may result in tendonitis if untreated.
Hip flexor tightness/shortening
Tightness and shortening of these muscles will produce difficulty performing hip extension, usually caused by overuse injury generally excessive kicking motions (football, and muay thai kicking) as well as incorrectly performed sit-up exercises. May also result in the inability to flex, abduct and externally rotate the hip.
Piriformis and Gluteal Myofascitis
The piriformis is a muscle that lies deep within the buttocks, covered by the gluteal muscles. Trauma and or overuse syndromes of these muscles result in irritation and spasms. The piriformis and gluteal muscles can either irritate or compress the proximal sciatic nerve due to spasm and/or contracture, and this problem can mimic a discogenic sciatica.
Iliotibial band Syndrome (clicking hip)
Iliotibial band syndrome is a common injury to the thigh, generally associated with running, cycling, hiking or weight-lifting (especially squats). It may cause local hip pain and result in lower back aches as well. There is usually difficulty lying on the affected side and turning over during sleep results in waking due to pain.
Hip Pain from trigger points
Trigger points are isolated focal points located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. When touched, these trigger point produce pain that may be felt in a location far from the actual point. Trigger point pain often accompanies chronic musculoskeletal disorders or mimic more serious conditions for example trigger points in the mid or low back or thigh muscles like may mimic a hip problem because the hip falls within the referred pain pattern erector spinae, quadratus lumborum or tensor fascia lata.
Referred Pain from Back problems
Often hip problems may originate from the back and thus require treatment for spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, stenosis or disc problems. After a careful examination you may be treated with a combination of chiropractic treatment and DTS spinal decompresssion.