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Hip Impingement Care

Published: January 26, 2024


Chiropractic care and massage therapy has emerged as recognized alternative approaches to address various musculoskeletal issues, including hip impingement. Hip impingement, or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), is a condition characterized by abnormal contact between the hip bones, leading to pain, limited range of motion, and functional impairment. Accident Chiropractic Care and Massage here in St. Paul, is a  provider that focuses on utilizing these therapies to alleviate symptoms associated with hip impingement.

Understanding Hip Impingement:

Hip impingement occurs when there is friction between the ball and socket of the hip joint, resulting in pain and discomfort. This condition may stem from structural abnormalities in the hip joint, such as excess bone growth or irregular hip joint shapes. Common symptoms include pain in the groin, stiffness, and difficulty performing activities involving hip movement.

Chiropractic Care for Hip Impingement:

Chiropractic care emphasizes non-invasive techniques, leveraging the body's natural ability to heal. Chiropractors at Accident Chiropractic Care employ various methods to treat hip impingement:

Spinal Adjustments:

Chiropractors perform spinal adjustments to ensure proper alignment of the spine, indirectly influencing hip function. Misalignments in the spine may contribute to altered biomechanics in the hip joint.

Joint Mobilization:

Gentle mobilization of the hip joint improves flexibility and reduces stiffness. Chiropractors use targeted movements to enhance the range of motion in the hip, alleviating pressure on the joint.

Soft Tissue Manipulation:

Techniques like myofascial release and trigger point therapy target muscle tension around the hip joint, providing relief from muscle tightness associated with impingement.

Exercise Prescription:

Chiropractors design specific exercises to strengthen muscles supporting the hip joint, promoting improved joint stability and reduced impingement symptoms.

Posture Correction:

Addressing poor posture is crucial in managing hip impingement. Chiropractors work with patients to correct posture issues contributing to abnormal hip joint mechanics.

Massage therapy complements chiropractic care by targeting soft tissues, promoting relaxation, and improving blood circulation. Here in St. Paul, our massage therapists play a vital role in the holistic approach to hip impingement treatment:

Deep Tissue Massage:

This technique focuses on reaching deeper layers of muscles, releasing tension and tightness around the hip joint for pain relief and increased flexibility

Swedish Massage:

Swedish massage promotes overall relaxation and reduces stress, indirectly impacting symptoms of hip impingement by addressing muscle tension.

Myofascial Release:

Myofascial release aims to release tension in the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles, enhancing flexibility and reducing movement restrictions associated with hip impingement.

Trigger Point Therapy:

Massage therapists identify and target trigger points in muscles related to hip impingement, alleviating pain and improving muscle function.

Lymphatic Drainage:

Techniques for lymphatic drainage help reduce swelling and inflammation around the hip joint, common symptoms of hip impingement.

Holistic Approach at Accident Chiropractic Care:

Accident Chiropractic Care and Massage adopts a holistic approach to hip impingement, combining chiropractic care and massage therapy for comprehensive treatment. The integration of these therapies allows for a multidimensional approach to address both structural and soft tissue components of the condition.

Patients at Accident Chiropractic Care and Massage undergo a thorough assessment, including a detailed medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic imaging if necessary. Based on the findings, a personalized treatment plan is developed, incorporating chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy sessions, and targeted exercises.


We offer a non-invasive and holistic approach to addressing hip impingement. All of us here at Accident Chiropractic Care and Massage stand out as a provider that integrates these therapies to provide comprehensive and personalized treatment plans. By focusing on spinal alignment, joint mobility, soft tissue manipulation, and therapeutic massage, this approach aims to alleviate pain, improve function, and enhance the overall quality of life for individuals dealing with hip impingement. As these alternative therapies continue to gain recognition, We remain committed to offering effective and patient-centered solutions for musculoskeletal conditions like hip impingement.

Ted Pagel Chiropractor St. Paul
About The AuthorDr. Ted Pagel D.C.
Dr. Ted received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Science University along with his Bachelor degree in Human Biology in 2018. Dr. Pagel specializes in neuromusculoskeletal injuries caused by automobile accidents.
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