Body Pain

Hip Pain

Hip Pain Symptoms

  • Difficulty walking, sitting, standing
  • Difficulty sleeping on the side of inflamed hip
  • Poor range of motion in hip or leg
  • Pain upon touch the hip area
  • Pulling leg while walking
  • Crackling sounds in the hip joint with movement
  • Constant annoying achy or significant strong pain or numbness in a hip area

Hip Pain Causes

We would be utterly surprised if no one would step in our clinic during the week without complaining about hip pain. Yet hip pain is different for each person. Some people experience pain in Gluteal muscles on one or both sides, others at hip joint area on the side of the hip, on the back of the hip or in the front in a groin area. All these descriptions people call hip pain.

In order to distinguish the actual painful spot, we simply ask people to show where they experience pain and to share with us about when and how the pain occurs. Yet everyone should know that the mostly dangerous hip condition related to arthritis and consequentially possible hip replacement surgery has one specific proof – the pain is presenting in the groin. Of course, it should be confirmed upon examination called palpation to rule out the condition so-called lymphatic stagnation in the leg which also might present pain in a groin area.

The other causes for hip pain could present in a case of a tendonitis – the inflammation of the hip joint tendons, stagnation in buttock muscles or lower back pain so-called referred pain. The hip pain can arise as result of inflammation of Sciatic nerve, Piriformis muscle, the state of IS joint, misalignment of the musculo-skeletal structure when one leg will often show shorter than the other. And of course, the result of a trauma or injury related pain.

Who Can Develop Hip Pain?


The driver who during the long drive is positioning his left leg the way that it’s bent and the knee resting on the car door.

The student who is siting for a long time by the desk and leaning on the right elbow thus elevates right shoulder which consequently will misalign the body and result in shortened abdominal external oblique muscle pooling the right hip up which will result in shortened write leg. Sounds familiar?

The office clerk or truck driver who are siting 8 or more hours a day making quad muscles to contract / shortened and elongate / taught the hamstrings. This will result in weakening, tightening and stagnating the lymphatic fluid in Glutes and Piriformis muscles.

The sport people who are training their body in gym religiously, exerting their muscles without feeling when they should stop, often over-force hip joint connective tissues like muscles, ligaments and tendons and as a result finish with having inflammation of such…

People who like to bend one leg and bring the knee tightly to the chest while they are sitting down on the chair, day by day – just because of poor habit.

Someone who loves to sit down with crossed legs… This list can go on and on…

Hip Pain Acupuncture Treatment

Unless we see that we should refer our patient to doctor’s care where the surgery is only way out of the problem, we love to heal the hip. No matter what cause brought this condition, the strength of the pain the patient has, we are going to identify the true reason of the problem and work towards the complete recovery from hip pain by eliminating the symptom and the root cause. 

Acupuncturist will inquire the overall body health condition and how serious the state of the hip inflammation. The differentiation will be a be a game changer because when it is an acute health problem – happened recently or for a first time, few treatments might help. 

When it becomes chronic – usually hip inflammation and pain lingering longer than 30-40 days counts as chronic, the recovery will take longer. Understand that acupuncture is a powerful healing method yet cannot change overnight the neural pathway in the brain that is already programmed with the information that the hip is dysfunctional. Such condition needs time… Yet it is possible! 

Clinical Relevance

Acupuncture helps you to get rid of any pain including hip pain. Get more understanding about the organs responsible for the health of your muscles, page 95-107, and connective tissues like tendons and ligaments, page 83-94 in my book, Your MindBody Alliance & The Truth About Acupuncture.

Our clinical experience shows that people who are not educated in anatomy and physiology are not aware of how to preserve their health. The lack of knowledge and understanding how mind and body correlate leads people to feel out of control over their own health. Reading this book everyone becomes knowledgeable enough to withstand any body health problem and preserve one’s health.

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