Hip pain causes include hamstring injury, osteoarthritis, bursitis in the hip and hip fractures. Hamstring strains result in pain and muscular spasm. The pain arises from lower back stresses and injury from trauma. Acupuncture serves to reduce inflammation and help the injured muscles heal quickly. In the case of lower back strain, acupuncture helps to relieve those stresses causing tension so that the hamstring muscles can recover. Acupuncture also reduces the body’s reactive guarding that often contributes to further distress. Hip pain due to osteoarthritis occurs as a result of wear and tear of the surface of the hip joint. During the process, inflammation and pain occur, limiting the normal range of motion. If the disease progresses without intervention, eventually the hip loses its ability to function normally. Acupuncture relieves the inflammation and muscle guarding that cause bursitis hip pain. Acupuncture also restores circulation to the hip joints to allow them to heal; it supports healthy hormone function, which will help support the joints’ integrity. With acupuncture, it is possible for you to return to normal levels of activity painlessly.
Hip pain due to bursitis occurs when the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that surrounds the joint and lubricates it, becomes inflamed. Bursitis responds very well to acupuncture as it reduces inflammation and speeds healing.
In the case of fracture, acupuncture can support recovery by reducing muscular guarding, helping the body to produce pain-relieving substances, decreasing inflammation and increasing circulation to speed healing.