Hip pain can affect people at any age, causing soreness and discomfort and making it hard to walk. It’s also difficult to find a comfortable position that completely alleviates pressure on the hip joint, but the specialist team at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine in Westfield and West Orange, New Jersey and serving all of Union county, Morris county, Middlesex county, and Somerset county including the surrounding towns of Cranford, Garwood, Clark, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Springfield, Summit, Chatham, Millburn, Short Hills, Maplewood, Watchung, Berkeley Heights, Livingston, Union, Edison, Woodbridge, and Elizabeth, understands how debilitating hip pain can be and offers a range of effective, nonsurgical treatments to ease the pain and restore mobility. Call the clinic nearest you today to schedule an appointment, or book using the online tool. 908-588-2311
What causes hip pain?
There are several possible reasons why you might develop pain in your hips, including:
Hip fractures are most common among older people whose bones are weaker, and thus more likely to break if they fall. Fractures can also arise from traumatic events such as road traffic accidents and sporting injuries.
Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae, the sacs of liquid in your joints that prevent bones, muscles, and tendons from rubbing against each other. Typically, bursitis is due to repetitive strain injuries.
Tendinitis arises when the tendons that attach muscles to bones become inflamed or irritated. Repetitive strain is the most common cause.
The labrum is composed of cartilage, and as well as cushioning the hip joint, it helps to keep the ball of your thigh bone inside your hip socket. Labral tears are most often seen in the shoulder joint, but can also occur in the hip, either from a traumatic injury or as a result of repetitive strain.
One of the most common causes of hip pain is osteoarthritis, particularly in older people. Arthritis causes a degeneration of the cartilage protecting the hip joint, which breaks down over time, exposing the ends of the bones in the joint.
As the cartilage erodes and the exposed bones start rubbing together, inflammation in the joint increases, and you feel a worsening of symptoms. Arthritic hips are painful, stiff, and can limit your movement.
What treatments are available for hip pain?
The treatment that’s most appropriate for your hip pain depends on what’s causing the problem, so it’s essential to get an accurate diagnosis from a specialist clinic such as Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine. The medical team has a selection of highly effective, groundbreaking therapies that can help hip pain, including:
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)
- Lipogems: Adipose/Fat therapy
- Tenjet Tenotomy
These are injectable treatments that use a carefully prepared solution of growth factors and regenerative cells harvested from the patient’s tissues or introduce a harmless irritant that kick starts the body’s healing response. These treatments are safe and effective, as they promote the body to use its restorative powers to repair damaged tissue and grow new, healthy cells.
Will I need a hip replacement?
Hip replacements and other artificial joint surgeries have been around for many years, and the science behind them is well-documented. However, no surgery is without its risks so unless there’s no alternative, it’s preferable to avoid undergoing surgery.
The injectable regenerative treatments available at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine offer a safe and effective alternative to surgery, providing relief from pain and loss of function without the risks of an invasive procedure. To find out more about the benefits of regenerative medicine, call the clinic today or book an appointment online.