Being overweight increases a multitude of health hazards including increased pressure and wear and tear on the joints, however, there are many other factors that are more likely than just gaining weight. I find that most hip pain is caused by malrotation or misalignment of the pelvis, which can increase stress to the hips and back, and makes an unstable foundation for the spine. This can cause extra stress on the joints and can make them wear out faster than they should, and can pinch or irritate the nerves going to the hips. Your chiropractor can perform an examination to see if this is why you are experiencing hip pain and can gently correct the misalignments so that you can quickly feel better. Exercises are also very important once the structure has been corrected.
Good luck and have a healthy day!
Dr. Steven Moon
Vishal K. Verma, DC, CCSP
Take care and be well.