By Miguel Cruz
I was noticing on my website that a large percentage of the people searching were looking for information on hip pain. So, I thought that would be a good article for this month as I am tired of hearing about the COVID-19 virus and I am sure you must be too.
The first thing I want to bring up is that God made us in his image, he does not make us flawed so that some things just wear out too quickly, as I have heard from many people. A particular occurrence I would like to point out when people show up at my office with a “wore out hip”, Most of the time it is just one hip. I like to ask questions, so I usually ask, why is one hip wore out more than the other? Aren’t they both just as old?
That tends to get you thinking. It could be that you had an injury-causing it to wear down faster, it could be that something is out of alignment in the pelvis or elsewhere. Think of the front end of your car, if it’s out of alignment, what does it do to the tires, you guessed it, they wear down unevenly and prematurely. Let’s face it, we all get older and some wear and tear is expected. If we kept 21-year-old bodies into our 80’s I think we would all get into the way too much trouble, God knew what he was doing when he planned out our life cycle.
So, when we see one hip or one knee or one area of the spine wearing down faster than the rest, start thinking about “why is this happening”. If it’s an alignment problem, that can usually be fixed, if it’s a tight muscle, that can be fixed. There is a lot you can do for yourself other than just thinking “I’m getting old, so I guess I’ll just have to get used to it”.
The first place I recommend you start is with some simple stretches. Get on your phone or computer and search for “stretches for hip pain” and you will see lots of choices. I suggest you try several different ones; obviously, pick something you feel you can actually do. I say that because some of them will have you looking like a pretzel and possibly make you worse off than you were. Pick from 1-3 different stretches and make it a habit at least once a day to do them, you may be surprised at the results. If that does not work then you may try a chiropractor or massage therapist, just taking something for the pain every day will just about guarantee a hip replacement sooner than later.
Remember our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and temple maintenance is a requirement.
Dr. Miguel Cruz is in practice along with his wife of 35 years, Lesia Cruz who is a certified Integrative Nutritionist. They own Cruz Life Center in Burnsville NC. Dr. Cruz is a licensed Chiropractor since 1981. When asked what he does for a living he explains that he helps people get out of pain and improve their overall health without the use of drugs or surgery. Something everyone seems to want but nobody seems to know how to get there. Dr. Cruz accepted Jesus Christ in the summer of 1979 while in chiropractic school. He has since dedicated his life to helping people grow in physical health and spiritual health. Read more good news from Dr. Cruz HERE.