Hip Pain and How We Find the Source

Hip Pain and How We Find the Source

Hips.  The buttock.  The part of the body that boasts athleticism and helps the jeans fit just right.

 

In a perfect world we only think about this structure when we’re trying on new clothes.  In the world of orthopedics, it’s a different story.  When someone has hip pain, it throws off everything.  The hip will hurt with every step.  Sitting is uncomfortable, sleeping is a chore, and daily tasks that were once easy are planned out to avoid to much standing time.

Part of the reason the hip is so essential to moving and standing is it is an intimate part of your knee (it’s the same bone – the femur!) and connected to your pelvis and back.  If the hip has a problem it strongly affects the movements of the attached segments.  This can make it hard to identify what is the problem at first.

At Wellward, we understand this.  We know you can’t just look at an X-Ray to understand the pain a patient feels.  In order to get to the source of your pain, we need to not only look at an image, but we need to use the best diagnostic tests available with a thorough clinical examination, diagnostic ultrasound to see if you’ve injured deeper tendons, and diagnostic blocks to confirm the source of your symptoms.  

We are so thorough, because we understand how important your pain is.  No one can simply look at a picture and understand how a person evolved into their painful state.  It’s the way we help our own family members, and the way we treat our patients.. 

This approach distinguishes us from other practices.  We use the H.E.A.L. methodology to get you to where you want to be, and finally get back the life you’ve envisioned.

H.E.A.L.

– Hear the message the body conveys with pain

At Wellward,  world renown clinicians apply our proprietary investigation process.  A thorough biomechanical examination will be coupled with live imaging to see your tissues in real time.  This identifies the tissues that we can confirm with pain blocks.  Nowhere else will you find such a thorough pain investigation!

– Envision the life you want outside of pain

Pain is complicated and never affects only your joints.  The mental toll chronic pain takes is a part of what makes pain such a difficult condition to overcome.  Wellward’s staff and treatments help people envision their life again in spite of pain.

– Alleviate your pain

Once the source of the pain is identified, the work of multiple disciplines is applied to help your pain and give you relief.  From nerve blocks and joint medications, to acupuncture and massage and the MLS laser, we utilize the cutting-edge tools and research to help control your pain symptoms so you can start to live your life again.  We even have inside knowledge of the best chiropractors and physical therapists in the area to refer you to as well.

– Leverage your body’s ability to respond to an injury and FINALLY recover

Once your pain is under better control, then we start to work with some of the most advanced techniques to kick start your internal healing process.  At Wellward, we can create a unique state of healing that can finally allow you to recover the way you’ve wanted.

Our office staff works with your insurance company to get you on the pathway to recovery and optimize your internal healing process.  Most visits and investigative processes are covered by insurance, and most do not need a referral.  

Our physical assessments are given by providers who teach orthopedics, biomechanical assessments, and diagnostics around the world.  Chronic knee pain ALWAYS causes compensations above and below the knee.  If these compensations from joints that have stiffened or tissues that have scarred aren’t identified, the best treatments in the world will only get mediocre results.  Our team will identify these problems as part of our standard of care.

The modern medical system has made it difficult for physicians to give the care patients deserve.  At Wellward, we have all been patients and know it can be done better.  Call us so we can get you started on your journey to Wellness again.