Non-Surgical Treatment for Hip Pain

Can Hip Pain Be Treated Without Surgery?

Yes. Although surgery is often the option orthopedic surgeons give patients to deal with their debilitating hip pain, it’s not the only one.

Whether hip pain is due to an acute injury or a degenerative condition, interventional orthopedic procedures can reduce pain and may help your body use its own abilities to heal without surgery, resulting in shorter recovery times and fewer potential complications than invasive surgical procedures.

Regenexx-SD Surgery
Return to Daily Routine 2 to 5 days 6+ weeks
Return to Sports 3 to 6 months 1 year
Recovery Brace, up to 6 weeks PT Crutches, brace, extensive, no driving, 3 to 6 months PT
Pain Management Mostly over-the-counter pain medication (days) Prescription pain medication for weeks (weeks)
General Anesthesia No Yes
Keep Your Hip Joint Yes No

Besides a hip fracture, several tendons, ligaments, and muscles that surround the joint and provide function and stability can sustain injury.5 Degenerative injuries can also result from osteoarthritis. These various types of hip injuries may benefit from regenerative orthopedic procedures. But the injuries most often seen by Regenexx physicians are:

We maintain an active national registry to track patients’ progress and/or side effects after procedures. Regenexx hip injury patients report:

How Does Regenexx For Hip Injuries Work?

Our minimally invasive alternative to hip surgery involves the use of image guidance technology to precisely inject your own bone marrow concentrate — which contains stems cells — directly where it’s needed to repair damaged tissue in the hip joint structure.1-2 

The cells in your bone marrow concentrate work at the site of your injury to promote the growth of new, healthy tissue that aids in the stabilization of your hip joint for better function and mobility.3

Am I a candidate?

Join Chris Centeno, M.D., founder of Regenexx, to learn how Regenexx procedures can help treat your hip pain without surgery and with a faster recovery.

During this free webinar you’ll learn:

  • How procedures using bone marrow concentrate and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) compare to surgery and other hip pain treatment options
  • Regenexx procedure expectations
  • Answers to the most common questions about regenerative medicine treatments

The hip is a very versatile and stable ball-and-socket joint with an extensive range of movement. It bears the body’s weight via the connection between the pelvis and upper thigh and allows us to walk, run, and jump.

The joint is comprised of two parts: the ball at the head of the femur (thighbone) and the socket (acetabulum), which is a collar of cartilage in the pelvis that surrounds the head of the femur and is designed for stability and bearing weight. 

Several ligaments and tendons surrounding the hip joint provide added function and stability. Both ligaments and tendons can get torn or injured with wear and tear or trauma. In the case of hip tendons, the most common injuries are to the iliotibial (IT) band, abductor tendon, and hamstring tendon.

Most hip injuries are generally associated with some pain due to the size of the joint and its compromised functionality. It is second only to the knee in terms of joint size, and even minor injuries to the hip joint can cause some degree of pain. Sometimes, however, stiffness or decreased range of motion may be the primary symptom.

Yes, most hip injuries and causes of chronic hip pain can be identified with an MRI. They provide good definition for large muscles, tendon tears, and areas of inflammation. Joint degeneration and arthritis can also usually be identified. 

Watch the video below to learn more about the top three things to look for when reading a hip MRI.

Get started to see if you are a Regenexx candidate

To talk one-on-one with one of our team members about how Regenexx may be able to help your orthopedic pain or injury, please complete the form below and we will be in touch with you within the next business day.

livechat button