Chronic hip pain is most commonly associated with discomfort in the hip joint, which is located where the thigh bone meets the pelvis. Hip pain and discomfort can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of them may be temporary, while others may be more serious and long-lasting.
Hip pain and discomfort can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Weight or Lifestyle
- Overuse vs. Underuse
Individuals experiencing chronic hip discomfort may endure redness, swelling, joint or groin pain, or, in the worst-case scenario, limited hip movement. Fortunately, we offer non-surgical, non-invasive treatments that can help relieve chronic hip pain at it’s source.
PRP Injections for Chronic Hip Pain Relief
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, injections offer a non-surgical alternative to people who are suffering from chronic hip pain. Whether the hip pain is caused by degenerative conditions or old age, PRP injections can help relieve some of the pain and discomfort.
Platelet-rich plasma goes past prescription pain relief that may only sometimes mask chronic hip pain. PRP has the ability to identify exactly where the hip is injured and begin to protect and repair the hip joints and surrounding muscles and tissues.
The average appointment time for a patient who chooses platelet-rich plasma injection therapy is surprisingly short. And some patients have reported a faster recovery time compared to those who have had major surgeries.
When the platelets from the patient’s own blood are injected into the injured area, the body then sends a message through communication to all the available platelets. Those platelets will then travel to any damaged area of the hip, including the joints and muscles surrounding it. They will then engage in the healing and defending process, and doing so may protect the body from future harm and discomfort.
Common Hip Conditions
The most common hip problems people encounter are arthritis or osteoarthritis of the hips, Bursitis, Tendinopathy, and Labral/labrum tear.
- Osteoarthritis is most commonly referred to as normal wear and tear arthritis. This condition causes the cartilage surrounding the bones of the hip to weather away and deteriorate. This causes the bones to then rub together which then quickly follows with pain, inflammation, or stiffness.
- Bursitis is a condition in which a fluid-filled bag becomes inflamed. This sac’s prime job is to lubricate the surface to reduce friction between joints and bones.
- Tendinopathy, also known as tendinosis, is a condition in which the cartilage is broken down in the tendon. As a result, the tissue that connects the muscle to the bone Becomes inflamed and quickly causes pain and discomfort while laying on one side.
If you or someone you know are suffering from chronic hip pain and would like to learn more about our PRP injection treatment or any other pain relief options we offer in the mesquite, Garland, Dallas, Sunnyvale, or any surrounding city in Texas, call Mesquite Chiropractic & Injury, at (972) 285-6703.