Non-Surgical Treatment for Hip Pain
What Types of Hip Injuries Can Be Treated With Regenexx?
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:
3 Things You Need to Know About Non-Surgical Hip Pain Treatment
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- How to treat hip injuries and degenerative conditions without surgery and with a faster recovery.
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- The surprising research on the inefficacy of orthopedic surgery to treat pain.
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.