Painful hips can be severely disabling, making it almost impossible to escape the discomfort no matter how you position yourself. If you’re experiencing hip pain, the specialists at TruWell Health in St. Petersburg, Florida, can help. They provide a range of cutting-edge treatments, including physical therapies, joint injections and regenerative medicine treatments. Call TruWell Health to schedule an appointment today or book your consultation using the online tool.request an appointment
What causes hip pain?
You could have hip pain for a number of reasons, including:
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Labral tears
- Avascular necrosis (bone death)
However, the leading cause of hip pain is arthritis.
How does arthritis cause hip pain?
Arthritis comes in many forms, but the two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis:
Osteoarthritis typically develops in middle to older age as the cartilage in your joints wears down. Without the slippery coating of cartilage to protect them, the bones in your hip create friction, which leads to inflammation, stiffness, and pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis tends to begin at younger ages. It’s due to an autoimmune disorder in which your immune system starts destroying your joint linings as if they were an invading organism. Inflammation, pain, stiffness, and joint deformity are the result.
How is hip pain treated?
The team at TruWell Health specializes in treating joint pain and arthritis, using the most advanced medical techniques and cutting-edge technology. Some of the treatments they use to help ease hip pain include:
Advanced Arthritis Relief Protocol
The Advanced Arthritis Relief Protocol™ (AARP) is a comprehensive approach that combines four key treatments:
- Fluoroscopically guided hyaluronic acid injections
- Physical therapy
- Off-loading brace
- Home exercise machine
Hyaluronic acid is a natural joint lubricant, but your body produces less of it as you get older.
TruWell Health offers a wide range of physical therapy. Active physical therapy encompasses exercises to help keep your hip muscles and connective tissues strong and elastic.
The practice also offers state-of-the-art passive physical therapy treatments. These include heat therapy (diathermy), which uses high-frequency ultrasound to destroy the cells causing your hip pain. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) uses electrical energy to relieve pain.
Regenerative medicine techniques like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy use products made from the healing cells produced in your own body. In concentrated form, regenerative medicine treatments stimulate healthy tissue growth.
Research indicates that regenerative medicine can help slow down the deterioration of your hip joint, rebuild cartilage, and reduce the inflammation.
Can I avoid hip replacement surgery?
Hip replacement is one of the safest types of joint replacement, but it’s almost always best to avoid surgery when you have an alternative.
The treatments provided at TruWell Health can successfully slow down the progress of arthritis in your hip, delaying, and in most cases avoiding, the need for hip replacement surgery.
Find out more about the cutting-edge treatments for hip pain available by calling TruWell Health today or by booking an appointment online.