Hip Pain and Menopause

A ca. 50-year-old female patient came to my practice with "typical" hip pain: Pain in the groin, her walking range was visibly shortened (but she was still able to ride the bicycle fairly well), she was suffering from warm-up pain typical for arthrosis (pain for the first few steps after prolonged sitting), and from the standard limitations in mobility in the hip - all on the right side.

Conspicuous was an old scar from an appendix removal, which is the reason why I began my treatment there - I mobilized the scar superficially as well as the appendix in depth because it was disturbed in its movement. Adhesions had formed to the adjacent structures. Afterwards, I applied a variety of techniques to improve circulation in the hip.

I refrained from treating the hip directly because the movements were too painful.

After about 4 weeks, the patient came back for her second appointment. She reported that her menstrual period had started about two days after the first treatment, even though she had not had a period in almost half a year. At the same time, her hip pain had disappeared, and she was able to once again walk normally.

Apparently, the scars of the long-past appendectomy had caused a circulatory congestion in the uterus as well and thus suppressed menstruation. The hip was the structure most seriously affected by this issue, as the weakest link in the chain so to speak.