How Hip Arthritis Treatment is Advancing
One of the more common types of arthritis, hip arthritis is a painful condition that can severely affect your mobility and how you go about day-to-day activities.
However, with the proper pain management and exercise, you can diminish the discomfort.
And thanks to modern medicine, stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma treatments are available to treat hip arthritis. Read below to learn more about hip arthritis and how you can best manage the pain and regain mobility.
What is Hip Arthritis?
Hip arthritis occurs when the joint becomes inflamed. The inflammation causes the breakdown of cartilage tissue—a rubbery material that covers the ends of bones within joints. The most common form of hip arthritis is osteoarthritis. This degenerative joint disease is seen in older people.
Causes of hip osteoarthritis include a previous injury to the hip, older age, and obesity. In addition, osteoarthritis of the hip joint can be difficult to diagnosis at first because the pain may appear in multiple and different locations, such as in the thigh, knee, groin or buttocks. Symptoms of hip osteoarthritis include joint stiffness, pain, swelling, and loss of mobility.
Managing Hip Arthritis
What does nonsurgical treatment look like for hip arthritis? For pain management, over-the-counter drugs such as naproxen and ibuprofen can help those with mild osteoarthritis hip pain. For moderate and severe osteoarthritis hip pain, you may need a prescription from your doctor.
Other treatments that are alternatives to hip replacement surgery include:
- Resting your hip
- Using walking devices, such as a walker or cane
- Losing weight
Helpful Exercises for Hip Pain
What are some good exercises and stretches to better manage your hip pain? From yoga to tai chi and swimming, all are great ways to break a sweat and are low-impact exercises that have a minimal negative effect on your body.
In addition, work to increase your flexibility with some helpful stretching exercises for hip pain, such as:
- Single knee hugging
- External hip rotation
- Heel pivots
- Cobra pose
- The clam pose
Remember, at the end of your exercise, be sure to ice down or heat your hip in order to soothe the joint. Go slow and build slowly so you do not end up doing more harm than good by overworking or injuring your joints.
Stem Cell Treatment for Hip Arthritis
The breakthroughs of advanced regenerative medicine are revolutionizing the way physicians treat hip pain. Stem cell hip treatment at NSI combines the regenerative power of adipose stem cell therapy with that of platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy.*
The procedure is very minimally invasive and is done on an outpatient basis.
The stem cell treatment is completed in a couple of hours. The procedure starts with drawing blood from the arm for PRP therapy and harvesting adipose mesenchymal stem cells (AMSCs) from a small sample of your body fat to the hip treatment injections themselves.
A local anesthesia is all that is required at the place where the AMSCs are harvested. This is usually taken from a thigh, buttock or abdominal region.
With stem cell therapy, the need for the long, painful physical therapy that follows hip surgery is eliminated. There is little rejection risk with this type of hip treatment because the stem cells and platelet rich plasma are your own.
Those who have our non-surgical hip treatment go back to their usual, everyday activities more quickly than with surgery.
While every patient is unique in how quickly they respond to nonsurgical hip treatment through regenerative therapy, in general, the full effects of pain relief and mobility will occur over the following few weeks after treatment. So keep in mind that you may notice the healing effects a little sooner or a little later than the average.
What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic
When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves, and spinal cord.
Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.
The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.
What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:
1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.
2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.
3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics
4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.
5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.
Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.
If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.
* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.