Hip pain refers to pain felt in and around the hip joint. Depending on your condition and the cause of the pain, you may feel discomfort in the:
· Groin area
· The outer or inner side of the joint
The pain may worsen with activity, mainly if it is triggered by arthritis. Here are the two most common causes of hip pain.
Hip osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that causes gradual joint damage. It is one of the most common types of arthritis caused due to the wear & tear and breakdown of the hip cartilage leading to inflammation and severe pain. Statistics show that the global hip osteoarthritis incidence increased by 115.4 percent between 1990 and 2019.
The condition may affect some people faster because of the irregular bone shape that forms the hip joint. For instance, if the sockets and the hip joint ball don’t fit together perfectly, it causes friction leading to osteoarthritis. Hip osteoarthritis may also occur in people with hip dysplasia (where the hip socket is too shallow and can’t support the femur ball). It puts abnormal stress on the hip cartilage, causing it to wear and tear prematurely.
Other factors contributing to hip osteoarthritis are:
Hip osteoarthritis can be divided into four stages:
Stage 1– Small wear and tear in the hip joint followed by minor bone spurs
Stage 2: The breakdown of cartilage along with the growth of bone spurs visible in X-rays. Symptoms of include discomfort, stiffness, and mild pain.
Stage 3: At this stage, everyday activities like squatting and walking may cause pain and inflammation due to the erosion of the cartilage and the narrowing of the hip bone gap.
Stage 4: It is the severe stage where the cartilage is almost lost because of chronic inflammation. You may feel pain and stiffness all the time.
Hip Bursitis is irritation or inflammation of one or more bursae in the hip. Bursae are fluid-filled small sacs that provide essential cushioning to the tendons, muscles, and bones near the joints. They also help lower joint friction.
The condition is most common in middle-aged and older adults. Multiple factors may contribute to hip Bursitis, such as:
Symptoms of hip bursitis include tenderness and pain in the hip joints. In the beginning, the pain is sharp. However, it becomes achy and dull later. Other symptoms may include swelling around the area affected. If left untreated, bursae in some people may thicken, which worsens the swelling and limits movement while weakening muscles. Furthermore, the pain is progressive, transforming into a widespread ache.
At Beyond Stem Cells, our experienced doctor can diagnose and assess your condition and suggest the best treatment to reduce hip pain and promote healing.
If you suffer with the Following Hip Conditions; learn more about how Regenerative Cell Therapy can help restore your health and help you live Pain-Free!
Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy
Since amniotic derived regenerative cell therapy is not derived from embryonic stem cells or fetal tissue, there are no ethical issues with the treatment.
The amniotic regenerative cell therapy consists of an injection directly into the painful area. The therapy has the potential to actually alter the course of the condition and not simply mask the pain. This therapy has significant potential for those in pain, and could actually repair structural problems while treating pain and inflammation simultaneously.
When the amniotic cell material is obtained, it comes from consenting donors who have undergone elective c-sections. The fluid is processed at an FDA regulated lab, and is checked for a full slate of diseases per FDA guidelines. The amniotic material has been used over 60,000 times in the US with no adverse events reported. It acts as an immunologically privileged material, meaning it has NOT been shown to cause any rejection reaction in the body. This means there is no graft versus host problem.
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