Bone-on-Bone Hip Osteoarthritis Treatment Explained
Are your hips feeling stiff? Maybe you’re noticing grinding or popping in your hip joint? It could be osteoarthritis of the hip. When pain starts, many people will take anti-inflammatory medications until they can’t take it any longer, then they call their doctor. Primary care providers typically refer all joint pain to an orthopedic specialist or surgeon.
It is common for the surgeon to order x-rays of the joint to get an inside look at the ball & socket joint. One area that will be examined closely is the joint space. This will help the provider determine if osteoarthritis is present in the joint.
If you have been told your hip pain is due to osteoarthritis, this blog post will be a helpful source of information to help you choose a non-surgical conservative approach to put a stop to the arthritis cycle and get you back to doing what you love.
That’s right… it is possible to golf, hike, shop, and play ball with the kids again without constant pain! IMAC Regeneration Centers specialize in regenerative rehabilitation to get people just like you back to an active lifestyle. Our multi-disciplinary clinics combine the expertise of medical doctors, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and chiropractors with the most advanced orthobiologic treatments. IMAC wants to heal your hip from the inside out using innovative cellular therapy treatments.
The purpose of this article is to help you understand osteoarthritis of the hip and give you hope for returning to a pain-free life without surgery or opioid medications!
What is hip osteoarthritis? What causes it?
According to the Mayo Clinic, Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates. Cartilage is a firm, slippery tissue that enables nearly frictionless joint motion. Eventually, if the cartilage wears down completely, bone will rub on bone.
Osteoarthritis has often been referred to as a “wear and tear” disease. But besides the breakdown of cartilage, osteoarthritis affects the entire joint. It causes changes in the bone and deterioration of the connective tissues that hold the joint together and attach muscle to bone. It also causes inflammation of the joint lining.
At IMAC, we know that arthritis in the joint is the body’s response to instability. Although you may not be able to “feel” the instability, it happens over time with regular wear and tear on the ligaments that support the joint. This is common in the hip and knee.
When the ligaments in the hip become too lax, the body deposits bone in the joint to help create stability. Now, arthritis is present in the joint!
What treatments are available for hip osteoarthritis?
IMAC provides non-surgical treatments to bring stability back into the hip joint to signal the body to stop the arthritis process. Our experienced medical professionals may use viscosupplementation injections to lubricate the hip joint to prime it for orthobiologics. IMAC uses cellular therapy treatments and platelet rich plasma, both derived from the patient’s tissues and blood, to regenerate the joint. Regenerative rehabilitation will heal micro tears in the ligaments that have occurred with regular wear and tear. This will bring stability back to the hip joint. Cellular therapy treatments can be used to regrow cartilage in the hip joint.
Together, IMAC’s regenerative rehabilitation protocols bring life back into arthritic joints.
My orthopedic surgeon told me I am a candidate for a hip replacement. Should I come to IMAC first?
Yes. IMAC wants to see you before you go under the knife. Hip replacement surgery is painful, costly, involves a lengthy recovery, and has risks.
Prior to choosing surgery, come to IMAC for a comprehensive assessment with our experienced team of medical doctors. We will tell you if you are a candidate for treatment at our clinics and teach you more about the amazing healing potential that lies within your body’s own tissues and blood.
How do I make an appointment at IMAC Regeneration Centers?
Find a clinic near you, and call for an immediate appointment. Other medical clinics are known to have a long waiting list for appointments. Not at IMAC. People in pain cannot wait! No referral is needed at any of our centers in Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, or Illinois.