Hip pain is common among people of all ages and usually resolves on its own. However, if the pain is persistent and makes walking difficult, you may need immediate medical attention. Fortunately, the medical team at Genesis Regenerative Sports and Aesthetic Medicine offer safe and effective treatments that will restore your ability to walk comfortably.
What triggers hip pain?
There several reasons why you are experiencing hip pain. Some of them include:
- Hip fractures
Older adults commonly experience hip fractures since their bones are weak and fragile, hence more prone to breaking when they fall upon severe impact. Hip fractures may also occur due to injuries during exercises or road accidents.
Bursitis occurs due to inflammation and swelling of the bursae, the sacs of fluid located in your joints that are responsible for preventing friction between your muscles, tendons, and bones. Bursitis is usually caused by persistent strain injuries in the same area.
Tendinitis refers to the inflammation of your tendon, resulting in tenderness and pain in your joints. This condition is common on the knees, wrists, and shoulders. Persistent injuries are the common cause of this condition.
- Labral tear
The labrum is made up of cartilage responsible for protecting the hip joint and keeping the thigh bone within the hip socket. A labral tear occurs when the labrum separates from your hip socket, often due to repetitive strain on your hip.
Osteoarthritis is one of the reasons for hip pain, especially in older adults. This condition leads to the wearing out of the cartilage responsible for cushioning your hip joint, revealing the ends of your bones. As this cartilage degenerates, friction occurs between the bones, then inflammation occurs and the symptoms continue worsening. Arthritic hip pains can cause stiffness and excruciating pain, limiting your mobility.
What are the treatment options for hip pain?
The treatment offered for hip pain depends on the root cause of the pain, making a professional examination paramount. The specialists at the facility offer effective therapies that relieve hip pain, including:
- Bone marrow Aspirate Concentrate
- Platelet Rich Plasma
- Tenet Tenotomy
- Lipogems: Adiposetherapy
These treatments are usually injections consisting of a solution of regenerative cells and growth factors or a safe irritant that triggers your body to start the healing process. These treatments have been proven to be effective and safe as they trigger your body to fully employ the restorative abilities to generate new tissues and repair worn-out tissues.
Will you require a hip replacement?
Hip replacements and surgeries have also been proven to treat hip pain, however, several risks are involved. The medical team recommends using injectable treatments over surgery unless surgery is the only alternative. Injectable treatments are safe and effective in relieving pain without the risks involved in invasive treatments.
If you are experiencing persistent hip pain that tends to interfere with your life, call the office or book an online appointment for more information on the treatment options available.