Acupuncture Can Help You with Hip Pain

  • Bursitis – this happens when the fluid-filled small sacs known as bursae become irritated or inflamed. Since these sacs are responsible for cushioning the tendons and bones near the joints, when they become inflamed or irritated this causes the hip to be in pain especially after sitting or lying down as well as repetitive activities.

    • Acupuncture reduces inflammation in the body. When treating bursitis with acupuncture, the goal is to reduce inflammation in the bursae, and improve blood flow to the hip area.

  • Arthritis – this happens when the joints become inflamed, and one of the most common reasons for hip pain. The pain from arthritis is an aching, dull pain that becomes worse with either activity or extended sitting. This is also a degenerative condition meaning that the pain can increase over time.

    • Acupuncture works for treating hip arthritis improving blood flow, increasing pain relief in the joints, and decreasing inflammation.

  • Hip Fractures – this happens from falling often more prevalent in older people over 55 since there is reduced bone density.

    • Although acupuncture cannot heal a fracture, the work that acupuncture will do is after the healing. Acupuncture treatment after a person has had a fracture helps to restore muscle function, decrease scar tissue formation, and provide pain relief for quicker recovery.

  • Sciatica – the sciatic nerve runs from the lower back and travels all the way down the leg to the foot, and if this nerve becomes compressed it can lead to sharp pain and/or numbness. This can happen on one or both sides of the body making even simple tasks like walking difficult.

    • Acupuncture works for sciatica by decreasing nerve inflammation and relieving the pressure on the sciatic nerve helping with both the pain and numbness.

  • Tendonitis – this is localized pain in the hip where the tendons near the hip become inflamed. This can come with tenderness in the hip area and a throbbing feeling.

    • Acupuncture helps tendonitis by decreasing swelling, improving circulation, and offering pain relief in the inflamed tendons.

  • GB29 – located on the hip

  • GB30 – located on the hip

  • GB31– located on the hip

  • GB34 – located on the side of the lower leg

  • GB37 – located on the side of the lower leg closer to the ankle

  • GB40 – located on the top of the foot

  • GB44 – located on the toe

  • BL40 – located on the back of the knee

  • BL57 – located on the back of the calf

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