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Massage therapy can help to decrease pain and muscle aches, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote overall wellness and relaxation.

What kind of massage therapy should I have to treat hip dysplasia?

Christine Gross (Grand Rapids, MI) on Dec 20, 2011
Sorry to hear that you are experiencing that. Medical massage with trigger point therapy with help the most. That is what I do; I am a medical massage therapist. There are exercises that can help as well.
Brian Wah (Herndon, VA) on Dec 20, 2011
Get a doctor's consent. A skilled therapist is important.
Kimberly Deane (Media, PA) on Dec 20, 2011
I believe deep tissue and acupressure could be very helpful for this condition. The muscles surrounding the hip could become very tight and exasperate this condition even further. Releasing some of these muscles could prove to be helpful.
Julie LaFrano (Breckenridge, CO) on Dec 20, 2011
That is essentially hypermobilty. I would recommend strengthening of the tissue around the joint to improve support.
Deborah Gilmore (Golden, CO) on Dec 20, 2011
Myoskeletal alignment or Neuromuscular therapy.
Geraldine Macinski (Sandy Hook, CT) on Dec 20, 2011
Advise the massage therapist to avoid stretching, extending and passive therapies often associated with sports or Thai massage.
Geraldine Macinski (Sandy Hook, CT) on Dec 20, 2011
Advise the massage therapist to avoid stretching, extending and passive therapies often associated with sports or Thai massage.
Mark Carlson (Costa Mesa, CA) on Dec 20, 2011
Deep Tissue
James Eslinger (Vancouver, WA) on Dec 20, 2011
Or course it depends on the severity of the condition, but typically I would be working in conjunction with either a conventional doctor or a chiropractor. Keeping all the muscles involved in the hip joint loosened up and strong will make their job of keeping the joint in proper alignment easier.
Nelda Mar (San Antonio, TX) on Dec 20, 2011
massage with joint mobilization and stretching.
Carin Piacente (Putnam Valley, NY) on Dec 20, 2011
First off, what grade is your hip dysplasia? The most severe hip dysplasia usually involves surgery. If your grade is less severe, find a therapist with experience with this pathology and worki with them to strip the muscles that are tight and strengthen the muscles that have been inhibited.
Rhonda Hatje (Cheshire, CT) on Dec 20, 2011
Since cartilage degeneration cannot be reversed, a light massage around the hip joint is OK, but that depends on when your joints are the most inflamed. Some are prone to late day pain, while others may be afflicted in the morning. Look for a therapist to do some stretching and Active or Passive Range of Motion on you. This may help reduce some of the spasms associated with the dysplasia. I would never let a therapist take you to thepoint of stretching when you feel pain. Also, you should never allow the therapist do any types of compression strokes, especially if there is some osetoarthritis present. I hope this helps! I am not a doctor and do not diagnose, and it is also good to work in conjunction with your doctor when you get a massage. Thanks!
James Delgadillo (Memphis, TN) on Dec 20, 2011
Massage can help relieve some discomfort in clients with hip dysplasia by increasing range of motion and releasing constricted muscle tissue to reduce muscle spasms. I use a combination of moderate deep tissue work, joint mobilization, and both passive and active stretching. Many clients find relief in taking Glucosamine supplements and eating an anti-inflammatory diet (green tea, garlic, omega-3 fatty acids, etc.). If a client is overweight, weight loss will have a positive benefit.