Hip pain becomes ever more likely to affect you as you get older, and it can be highly disabling. If your hip pain isn’t improving using conservative approaches like physical therapy or you don’t want to take medication, Mark Conliffe, DO, at Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, can help. The practice uses the Regenexx® regenerative medicine treatment method for hip pain, which helps to promote natural healing and tissue growth and is a solution to consider prior to hip surgery. Call Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine today to find out more or contact us online.
Hip pain is most often due to degenerative conditions, specifically osteoarthritis. This is especially true for older people.
Over the years, the cartilage that protects the ends of the bones in your hip joint can erode. When this reaches a stage where the bones start catching or rubbing together, inflammation sets in. Pain and stiffness soon follow.
Other common causes of hip pain include:
Bursitis is inflammation affecting the bursae, which are sacs of liquid in your hips and other joints that prevent the bones and other tissues from rubbing against one another. Bursitis is most often brought on by repetitive strain.
Tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendons, the connective tissues that attach muscles to bones.
The labrum is a piece of cartilage that ensures the ball at the end of your femur (thigh bone) stays securely in the hip socket and helps cushion the joint. Labral tears can happen if you dislocate your hip or because of repetitive strain.
In many cases, the Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine team can resolve the causes of hip pain using physical medicine.
Surgery is a common solution to hip pain, either through joint resurfacing or hip replacement. Prior to undergoing surgery, consider regenerative medicine. This treatment could help your body heal hip damage naturally.
Surgeries may require months of rehabilitation before you regain the use of your hip, which is a reason to consider regenerative medicine techniques prior to surgery. However, if surgery is necessary, the Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine team collaborates with surgeons to make sure you are prepared.
To find out more about their approach to resolving hip pain, call Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine today, or contact us online.