Acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic care can be effective in treating hip pain. Treatment can help to reduce the tightness on the joint muscles and tendons and opens the blood vessels.
People of all ages can get massage therapy if they have permission from a medical professional and can understand what they agree to. Some massage therapists might only do certain types of massages or might only be allowed to do certain types of massages because of local rules. If you are under 18 years old, your parent or guardian will need to agree to the therapy before you can start.
To prepare for a massage therapy session, you should relax and drink lots of water. You will also want to wear comfortable clothing that is not too tight. This way, your therapist can treat the areas that need it. Avoid eating a lot of food before your session. Otherwise, you may feel uncomfortable or sleepy during the massage. Make sure to talk to your therapist before your massage session starts so you can get what you want out of it.
When deciding how frequently you should get a massage, it all boils down to what your body needs. If you’re dealing with pain or an injury, then more frequent visits could prove beneficial; however, if relaxation is the only aim here, less frequent appointments may be suitable for your situation. Give us a call today and we’ll answer any other questions that come up!
Yes! Hip pain can be caused by misalignment of the spine, which puts pressure on the nerves around the pelvis. A chiropractor has many tools to address this type of pain using spinal adjustments that take pressure off the sources of chronic pain.