Stem Cell Therapy Hip Pain Relief options are now available in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding communities of Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, and Chandler, AZ by various skilled and trusted physicians.
Hip pain is a common presentation particularly among older adults and athletes. It can arise from acute injuries, usually through sports or auto accidents, or chronic degenerative use. The hip joint, or femoroacetabular 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 is a fibrocartilage called the labrum. This acts as a cushion and shock absorber between the ball and socket of the joint. The joint is also composed of many other ligaments for stability as well as muscles and tendons for movement.
Signs and Symptoms of Hip Pain
- Joint Pain
- Thigh / Groin Pain
- Clicking or Popping Sounds
- Pain on Movement
- Arthritis (Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid Arthritis)
- Labral Tear
- Sprain / Strain
Hip pain is commonly first seen by family medicine or primary care doctors in outpatient clinics. Some doctors my first try conservative treatments or refer to an orthopedic specialist for further testing and diagnosis. Typically, x-ray imaging and MRI are needed to make the correct diagnosis and for complete evaluation of the joints integrity. Initial conservative treatments include over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen (NSAID) and Tylenol for pain management. Additionally, at home therapies like icing the hip, stretching, and exercise may also be recommended. For continued pain, steroid injections into the hip joint and surrounding tissues will be tried. Finally, arthroscopic surgery or hip replacement are used for chronic painful hips with compromised structures.
Stem Cell Therapy Hip Pain Relief
Stem Cell Therapy is a regenerative medicine treatment that is now being used for Hip Pain. Stem cells can be taken from the patients own body from either bone marrow or adipose tissue. Next, the physician will take a small sample of the patient’s own blood, centrifuge, and then extract the platelets from the other components of the blood. Once the platelets are extracted and concentrated, Stem Cells are added, and then are injected into the the damaged structures of the hip. The aim of the treatment is to restore structural strength and cartilage of the hip joint by treating the joint and the labrum between the ball and socket. Better results are achieved by also treating the supporting ligaments and tendons of the hip joint to provide further stability and structural integrity to the joint.
The Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy:
- Pain Relief
- Fast Recovery Time
- Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive
- Supports Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
- Utilizes your Natural Growth Factors / Cells
This comprehensive approach to hip pain allows the body to heal naturally from chronic degeneration and injuries. The stem cell injections treat the damaged cartilage, ligaments and tendons that were deteriorating or damaged and causing pain. This type of regenerative medicine provides clinical outcomes that may outperform conventional approaches to hip pain, including surgery in some select cases. Patients begin seeing improvement typically within the first 4-6 weeks with the best results observed 6-12 months post injection as the body goes through its natural healing phases. This encompasses inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling phases of healing. Increased range of motion and functionality can be restored following comprehensive treatment of the hip joint. These outcomes provide attractive alternatives to conventional care with minimal expense and downtime. For more information about Regenerative Injection Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, or to be connected to a local stem cell provider, please contact us at: 480-648-1534