If your hip has started to hurt, it’s natural to fear the worst, especially if you are middle-aged or older. You might know people your age or just a little older who have already had hip replacement surgery and you saw how long it took them to heal. The good news is we have many pain relief options to treat your hip pain that do not require surgery.
In the area of your hips, you have the complicated structures where your low back meets your pelvis, plus all the muscles and tendons that stabilize the tops of your leg bones where they meet your hips. Imbalances resulting from the way you sit, walk or carry heavy items place stresses on all these structures. Many of us don’t know the best ways to exercise and this can develop muscles unevenly and lead to problems. And so many of us sit too long and get too little exercise. All of these reasons can lead to aches and pains around your hips.
There can also be inflammation in the tendons of the hips or in the sacs of fluid (bursa) that protect your joints, a condition called bursitis. Of course, there can also be damage to your hip joint resulting from arthritis or an impact injury in the past. The best action you can take is to address hip pain as soon as it shows up. By doing so, you can regain your pain-free mobility and prevent serious problems that might force you to rely on pain relievers or surgery.
Our Services Addressing Hip Pain
The first step is determining the correct cause of pain so we can target that cause with the right remedy. It may be that a need for spinal correction is causing stress in the low back and hips. Chiropractic adjustments accompanied by a nutritional and exercise program and some ultrasound treatments may be all you need to maintain your optimum function.
If the problem is more stubborn, Function Muscle Restoration is a hands-on manual therapy technique we use to effectively restore function and repair injuries. We can also use regenerative medicine to help the body heal tissues that are damaged or inflamed.
About Regenerative Medicine for Hip Pain
When a patient’s body needs significant assistance to heal, we offer our patients platelet-rich plasma or mesenchymal stem cell treatments to aid their recovery. Platelets are the most active healing type of blood cell. By concentrating platelets from a patient’s own body and injecting them into areas that need improved healing, we can achieve pain relief, a reduction of inflammation and an acceleration of injury repair.
In some cases, we may recommend mesenchymal stem cell treatment. As we age, our own stem cells become less dynamic. Mesenchymal stem cells are derived from the umbilical cords of cesarean births, with the consent of the mother. These cells that once supported the growth of a baby are infused with high levels of growth and healing factors. When used to treat the causes of hip pain, they help the body heal injuries that previously resisted treatment.
Learn how these treatments from Physical Medicine of Oklahoma can be the answer to your hip pain. Call us today for more information.