Hip Pain: Non-surgical Therapy

Have you been told that drugs, steroid injections or surgery are your only options to treat your hip pain? LifePlus Stem Cell therapies provide a non-surgical alternative that uses your own cells to repair damage.

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Hip surgery is far from risk-free

Hip pain is the general term for pain felt in or around the hip joint, pain isn’t always felt in the hip itself, it can also be felt in the groin or thighs.

Hip surgery or hip replacements is one of the most common joint replacement procedures, other than knee replacements. Hip replacements are often recommended to patients to help stop the pain and restore movement. Hip surgery can be very traumatic and requires months of recovery. Those seeking alternatives may choose stem cell therapies.

Osteoarthritis explained

The most common cause of long-term hip pain is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis caused by the wearing away over time of the protective cartilage that cushions the bones.

Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in the hips, knees, hand and spine. Osteoarthritis causes swelling, pain and deformity.

There are many other structures around the hip which can cause pain. Bursitis can be very painful and occurs when the lubricating sacs near tendons become inflamed and fill with fluid.

Tendons near the hip can also degenerate and lose their structured fibres and become thick and partially torn. This is called tendinitis.

Alternatives to surgery for hip pain:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®)
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Common hip conditions include: Hip Labrum, Hip Osteoarthritis, Hip Tendon Tears, Hip Bursitis, Hip Tendinopathy.

When injected into an arthritic hip, stem cells may encourage the damaged cartilage to regrow and heal. Injections of stem cells also reduce inflammation.

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