Hip pain can result from many different causes, especially because the hips are responsible for carrying and supporting the body’s entire weight. Although the hips can sustain a tremendous amount of wear and tear, over time, damage to the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments can cause the cartilage that protects the hip bones to wear down, causing hip pain.
Other common hip pain problems include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Muscle strain
- Tendon strain
- And fractures
If you have been dealing with hip pain for a while or this is a new symptom that seems to be persisting, you may fear that surgery is an inevitable outcome; however, that may not be the case thanks to cutting-edge treatments with regenerative medicine.
Regenerative Medicine Treatments For Hip Pain
Regenerative tissue therapy and PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) treatments offer patients who suffer from hip pain an alternative to invasive surgical procedures such as hip replacement surgery. Our bodies have a unique ability to heal themselves naturally, quite quickly, and effectively. This is most evident when we are young; we seem to bounce back from injuries in the blink of an eye. As we age, this ability slows, making it harder to restore damaged tissue and bone.
That is where regenerative tissue therapy can help. This is done by utilizing Wharton’s Jelly, which is donated from mothers who are having a planned C-section birth. The tissues found in Wharton’s Jelly are young and full of cytokines, peptides, and growth factors that aid the body in natural healing, relieving pain at its source long term.
Platelet-rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is another effective treatment, as it uses the patient’s own blood to heal. After a small sample of blood is taken, it is spun through a centrifuge. This process separates plasma from the rest of the sample, allowing for the platelets to be used at a higher concentration. Once the platelets are collected, they are re-injected into the site of injury or pain, giving the body the natural boost it needs by stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal and help relieve pain.
Hip pain can severely limit your daily activities as well as keep you from enjoying an active lifestyle. If you are tired of living with the pain and searching for an alternative to symptom masking medications or invasive surgery, regenerative medicine may be the answer you are looking for. Call our offices today to find out more about getting the results you need to get back to living the healthy, active life you deserve.