The hip is one of the body’s largest joints. Over the years, your hips get their fair share of wear and tear. In fact, more than 76 million Americans report some type of pain, and about 14 percent of people over the age of 60 report hip pain, which is roughly 10.4 million people.
This ball-and-socket joint consists of the acetabulum in the pelvis bone (the socket) and the femoral head at the top of the thigh bone (the ball). Whether you have a hip injury or are just experiencing pain in that sensitive area, you may be under the mistaken impression that the only solutions are steroid shots or narcotic medications or a total hip replacement.
But what if there was another option to minimize your pain and improve your hip function?
Why do people suffer from chronic hip pain?
While hip pain is more common in older people, it can impact people of all ages. The most common causes of hip pain include:
- Arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis
- Hip fracture
- Strain or sprain of hip joint muscles
- Low back pain or injury
- Other hip injuries
Problems with the hip joint itself can lead to pain on the inside of the hip or the groin area. Hip pain on the outside of the hip, outer buttock, or upper thigh is generally caused by issues with ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue around the hip joint. Some of the most common symptoms of hip problems include pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, tenderness, limping, and popping or clicking in the hip joint.
How do orthobiologics work for hip pain?
Most people have heard of steroid injections and hip surgery as possible treatments for hip pain. While these options might provide relief for some patients, they each have their own potential issues. Fortunately, orthobiologics - a form of regenerative medicine - is giving hope to people who wish to get hip pain relief with minimal risk and no surgery.
Whether you have a hip issue that wasn’t healed well with conventional treatment, or you’d rather not undergo a surgical procedure, you might be a candidate for orthobiologics. This is an innovative regenerative medicine therapy that can boost your body’s natural healing capacity.
When treated with regenerative therapy, you get the benefit of naturally produced substances such as blood components, tissue, cells, and growth factors to relieve hip pain. These substances are removed from your own body and then placed back in areas where they have a chance to do the most good.
Stop living with hip pain
If you are suffering from troubling and recurring hip pain, you deserve relief. And it doesn’t necessarily have to come from an invasive surgical procedure. If you’d like to learn how orthobiologics can potentially give you relief from hip pain, contact Dr. Don Buford of Texas Orthobiologics, the leading provider of regenerative medicine in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Contact us today to see if this cutting-edge therapy is right for you.