Frozen Hip Treatment in Garden City, MI

Frozen Hip

Capsulitis of the hip, more commonly known as Frozen Hip, is an uncommon painful condition that affects all hip movement.  Although this ailment can seemingly occur without reason, it sometimes arises as a result of trauma or surgery.

Although the condition is uncommon, those who suffer from the restrictions brought on by Frozen Hip often seek medical treatment to alleviate their systems.

Fortunately for patients affected by Frozen Hip condition, a combination of medication and medical treatment can aid in maintaining or eradicating the pain.


Frozen Hip causes stiffness that affects all hip movement. The condition has an inflammatory basis that affects the synovial lining tissue of the joint and is followed by progressive fibrosis of the hip capsule. The capsular tightening is what leads to loss of motion.

The severe pain inflicted as a result of Frozen Hip may radiate to the groin and the buttocks.

Those with diabetes may be at a higher risk of developing Frozen Hip. The condition most commonly affects those in the 35-55 age range and is more likely to occur in females than males.

Anti-Inflammatory Medication

Take a stroll down the aisle of any local pharmacy, and surely, you’ll stumble upon a section dedicated to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The most popular of these OTC (over the counter) remedies include Aspirins’ such as Bayer or Saint Johns, Ibuprofen sold by Advil or Motrin, and Naproxen’s such as Aleve.

Although anti-inflammatory drugs help to reduce the inflammation and help to alleviate the pain, medication is not the only treatment available for Frozen Hip.

Alternative Treatments

The marvels of western medicine may assist in easing discomfort caused by Frozen Hip; however, they do little for preventing future flare-ups. Basic hip exercises are the key to the road of recovery and prevention.

Exercise is not recommended during a Frozen Hip flare up, but rather once the inflammation has subsided. Hip flexion, abduction, and external rotation exercises are highly recommended during this period. These basic exercises aid the hip joint in mobility and improving the range of motion.

A chiropractor can determine the best time to begin these exercises and teach you how to exercise at home as part of your frozen hip treatment regimen.

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