Navigating Hip Pain: Understanding Arthritis vs. Bursitis and the Role of SoftWave Therapy at InnerSun Family Chiropractic

Published November 17th, 2023 by InnerSun Family Chiropractic

In Roanoke, VA, InnerSun Family Chiropractic, led by Dr. Wendy Brown and Kirsten Kelly, is dedicated to addressing the complexities of hip pain. Understanding the differences between hip arthritis and bursitis is essential for effective treatment. Our clinic offers SoftWave Therapy, a non-invasive solution that provides relief and promotes healing for both conditions.

Hip Arthritis: The Degenerative Challenge

Hip arthritis, often a result of aging, is characterized by the deterioration of cartilage in the hip joint. This degeneration leads to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility.

  • Causes: Aging, hip injuries, genetics, and conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Symptoms: Pain during movement, stiffness, limited range of motion, and a clicking sensation.
  • Treatment: Traditional treatments include medications, physical therapy, and surgery. However, SoftWave Therapy at InnerSun Family Chiropractic offers a non-surgical alternative that encourages the body's natural healing processes.

Hip Bursitis: The Inflammatory Condition

Hip bursitis arises from the inflammation of bursa sacs around the hip joint, often due to repetitive movements or overuse.

  • Causes: Activities involving repetitive hip motion, muscle imbalances, and direct trauma.
  • Symptoms: Pain on the outside of the hip, tenderness, swelling, and warmth in the affected area.
  • Treatment: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy are common treatments. For more severe cases, SoftWave Therapy provides an effective option targeting inflammation and promoting tissue repair.

SoftWave Therapy: A Comprehensive Approach

SoftWave Therapy at InnerSun Family Chiropractic offers a versatile and non-invasive treatment for both hip arthritis and bursitis.

Pain Relief:

By enhancing blood flow and reducing inflammation, SoftWave Therapy effectively alleviates pain.

Joint & Tissue Repair and Regeneration:

It activates stem cells, facilitating healing at a cellular level for lasting results.


As a non-surgical option, SoftWave Therapy is ideal for those seeking alternatives to invasive procedures.

InnerSun Family Chiropractic's Expertise

Dr. Wendy Brown and Kirsten Kelly are committed to providing innovative treatments for hip pain. Our use of SoftWave Therapy reflects our dedication to offering effective, non-invasive solutions to our patients in Roanoke, VA.

For those in Roanoke, VA, struggling with hip arthritis or bursitis, InnerSun Family Chiropractic, under the guidance of Dr. Wendy Brown and Kirsten Kelly, offers a path to relief and recovery. 

Contact us at 540-589-2474 to discover how SoftWave Therapy can improve your hip function and enhance your quality of life.


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