Stem Cell Signaling Hip Pain | Gilbert AZ | Case Review

Stem cell signaling hip pain relief injections are a cutting edge treatment for hip pain and are now available in Gilbert, AZ and the East Valley communities of Chandler, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, and Queen Creek, AZ.  Stop suffering in chronic pain and live pain free!

Stem Cell Therapy Hip Pain Relief Tx in Gilbert, AZ

Overview

Hip pain is a very common condition, particularly among older adults, women, and athletes.  The pain can stem from acute injuries, usually through sports or auto accidents, or chronic degenerative use (“wear and tear”).  The hip joint is a ball and socket joint with the ball being the head of the femur and the socket being the acetabulum.  Between these two bones of the joint is a fibrocartilage called the labrum.  This acts as a cushion and shock absorber between the bones interaction in the joint  The hip joint is also composed of many other ligaments for stability as well as surrounding muscles and tendons for mobility and strength.      

Signs and Symptoms of Hip Pain

  • Hip Joint Pain
  • Thigh / Groin Pain
  • Muscle Tenderness
  • Clicking or Popping Sounds
  • Hip Instability
  • Pain on Movement

Causes of Hip Pain

  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Labral Tear
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Injury

Stem Cell Signaling Hip Pain Relief

Stem Cell Therapy Hip injections in Gilbert, AZ

Stem cell signaling allografts are a new and exciting treatment option with emerging research indicating potential therapeutic value in orthopedic & sports medicine, family medicine, geriatric medicine, integrative medicine, as well as pain management. (1,2,3,4,5,6, 7) This new modality consists of injecting regenerative allografts mixed with growth factors from platelet rich plasma (PRP) into the site of pain, injury, or connective tissue damage.  The targeted site begins clearing out the cellular debris and primes the area repair while new cells and growth factors trigger a healing cascade.

Depending on where the regenerative allograft with PRP is injected, they can recruit and modulate the healing process and stimulate connective tissue repair while also lowering down local inflammation.  These unique features support the repair of damaged tissue, with high density platelet rich plasma growth factors enchaining the clinical outcomes. After the completion of the healing cascade, there is localized connective tissue changes to the damaged area allowing potential pain reduction.  Increased functionality of the joint is also observed as structural integrity is strengthened to the joint and surrounding tissue.

Benefits of Regenerative Injections 

  • Pain Relief
  • Fast Recovery Time
  • Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive
  • Regenerates Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
  • Uses Natural Growth Factors / Cells (platelets / stem cells)

Stem Cell Signaling Hip Pain Relief: Case Review

Jane Doe (fictional name) is a 71 year old female presenting to my Gilbert, AZ clinic with right hip pain of 14 years duration.  Jane believes the initial source of the pain stemmed from a childhood injury in which she fell approximately 10 feet of the roof of a shed.  Jane has lived an active lifestyle for most of her life until the pain began to increase to the point where activity was not an option.  She had been treated by her local chiropractor for the hip pain for the last 10 years but eventually believed that it was providing her no significant relief.  After completing an extensive medical intake, physical exams, and ordering an MRI of the right hip joint, my assessment was as follows:

  • Pain 6/10 on average
  • Pain worse with adduction and better with abduction
  • Decreased range of motion of hip joint
  • Partial labral tear and thinning
  • Arthritis of the hip joint
  • Muscle weakness of the right leg

Naturopathic Stem Cell Therapy Hip Pain Relief in Gilbert, AZ

After reviewing Jane’s case, I decided she was a great candidate for a regenerative allograft with PRP as long as she was willing to discontinue Ibuprofen before and during the healing phases of the treatment.  For Jane’s first appointment, we began by treating the labrum and the surrounding ligaments of the hip joint.  Jane was in minor discomfort during the treatment with local anesthetic being applied to minimize the injection pain.  The first treatment consisted of allograft with PRP for both intra-articular and extra-articular injections.  I followed up with Jane after 6 weeks of healing.  At this time, we completed another treatment with platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the same degenerated areas of the hip.  After another 6 weeks of healing, Jane came back in for a check up.  She reported that her hip pain had been reduced to 0/10 with normal daily living activities and would occasionally increase to 1-2/10 if she was very active throughout the day.  Jane was able to resume playing tennis with her friends at the local club and was able to extend her walks from 1 mile to 5 miles per day.  At this point in time, no additional treatments were needed.  

Summary

The comprehensive approach we used with Jane’s hip pain allows the body to repair naturally from chronic pain and wear and tear. The allograft injections with the platelet rich plasma treated the damaged cartilage and ligaments that were deteriorating and causing chronic pain.   This type of integrative medicine is regenerative and provides clinical outcomes that may outperform conventional approaches to hip pain, such as ibuprofen, cortisone and surgery in some select cases.  Jane begin seeing improvement immediately with her best results observed 6 weeks after her last PRP treatment.  This follows the typical healing cascade that encompasses inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling phases of regeneration.  Increased range of motion, strength, and overall functionality are also restored or greatly improved at our Gilbert, AZ location following comprehensive treatment of the hip joint.  These outcomes provide attractive alternatives to conventional care with minimal expense and quick recovery times.  For more information about Regenerative Injection Therapy, getting connected to a local stem cell provider, integrative pain management, Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD, or our East Valley location, please contact us at: 480-648-1534 

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