Do you ever wonder why you are having this constant discomfort in your hip?
Do you spend time searching through Google to understand what is going on and all of your searches send you into a downward spiral of thinking you need surgery to fix your pain?
Well, we are here to tell you it is going to be okay. Take a deep breath and let’s dive in!
As you can see in the images above, the hip can be quite complicated which is why it may be hard to differentiate exactly what is causing your pain. Now, before we get into common issues we see and treat here at Alliance Regen & Rehab, we wanted to provide a brief overview of how involved our hip is on a daily basis.
The hip joint is a large ball and socket joint comprised of the femoral head and the deep socket of the acetabulum (part of your pelvis). Within this deep socket is a circular piece of cartilage that we call the labrum. Our hip labrum works to stabilize the joint and allows for smooth...
You seldom meet anyone who's never dealt with some sort of injury or pain. Likewise, you rarely meet anyone who has not heard of or had a cortisone (steroid) injection. That is because cortisone injections are one of the most mainstream and most common first line treatment options. It's the standard of care in traditional and conventional medicine. When NSAID's, ice, or rest doesn't work, cortisone is often the next recommendation. And in many cases, it's often presented as your last option before surgery.
This is a sad reality that is frustrating for wholistic and naturopathic doctors as we are at Alliance Regen & Rehab. Let's go over why.
The good news about cortisone injections is that they help reduce inflammation fast. This is "good" because this decrease in inflammation often leads to a reduction in pain (which isn't always a good thing).
The bad news is that pain relief can last from 2 weeks - 6 months, depending on a variety of factors. There is lots of...
If you're reading this and you've seen the blog on the Runner's Pyramid, then fantastic!! If not, go and check that one out!!
The "Runner's Journey" is related to the Runner's Pyramid but this blog's purpose is to give more of an outline on the necessary steps, the 9-steps to be specific, on how you can go from a runner who is injured and missing runs to a runner who runs when he/she wants, stays on track with their program, participates in races, and feels confident in their body!
One of the biggest mistakes runners make when deciding on getting help for their injury or when trying to work on their running fitness is not starting by getting a run-specific assessment with a provider who truly understands them. I'm talking about getting with someone who understands runners and understands the demands, movements, and strategies it takes to put yourself in the best position to run strong and efficiently, while also lowering your risk...