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DANIEL SOUTHERN, M.D.
REGENERATIVE ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE

About Hip Pain

There are many conditions that can lead to hip pain. Some hip pain is acute and results from trauma and accidents, while in other instances hip pain results from chronic “wear and tear.” The hip joint is well designed as your body’s largest “ball & joint socket,” and structured to withstand ongoing repetitive motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. The hip joint has a cushion of cartilage that prevents friction and aids in “shock absorption” as the hip bone moves in the socket. Damage to the cartilage can occur from trauma including falls and blunt force or can be the result of 'wear and tear' over time. There are several muscles and tendons that aid in mobility and stability of the hip joint. These muscles and tendons can get overused, strained or damaged which can result in tendonitis and pain.

Symptoms of Hip Pain

The typical symptom of hip pain is pain in the groin radiating to the anterior thigh with weight bearing. Pain may be located in the buttock or over the hip on the outside of the thigh as well. Flexing the hip as when lifting your knee to climb stairs, get in and out of the car, tub, or shower can cause pain. Along with the pain, you might have a reduced range of motion and even develop a limp.

Non Surgical Treatment for Hip Pain

Non surgical treatment for hip pain may include lifestyle changes to avoid painful activities and weight loss to reduce the load on the hip, physical therapy and targeted stretching and range of motion exercises. Oral non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful to allow participation in painful activities but when used on a daily basis carry significant health risks.

To learn more and get help for hip pain please Schedule an Appointment with Regenerative Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist Daniel Southern, M.D. in Danbury or Wilton in Fairfield County Connecticut by calling 203-456-5717.

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Surgical Treatment for Hip Pain

If a hip joint is injured or arthritis causes a type of pain that can't be controlled with non surgical treatments, then surgery might be an option.

Arthroscopy-Arthroscopy is a procedure that uses a lighted scope and surgical instruments to diagnose and repair joint problems through several tiny incisions instead of opening the entire hip joint. Arthroscopy is used to remove loose, roughened, or torn cartilage or re-attach torn ligaments and tendons.

Arthroplasty-Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a painful hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. It usually is done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief and mobility, as hip joint replacement often has a long recovery and rehabilitation period.

In general, recovery time and rehabilitation from surgical treatment of hip pain can be somewhat lengthy and uncomfortable requiring careful pain management. In addition, there are some risks and possible complications of hip surgery including infection, excessive bleeding, blood clots, and damage to blood vessels or nerves.

To learn more and get help for hip pain please Schedule an Appointment with Regenerative Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist Daniel Southern, M.D. in Danbury or Wilton in Fairfield County Connecticut by calling 203-456-5717.

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Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine Treatment for Hip Pain

Regenerative Orthopedic treatment for hip pain uses your body’s repair mechanisms to heal degenerated or damaged tissues. Sometimes, conservative non surgical or even surgical treatment does not help reduce or eliminate hip pain, stiffness and loss of mobility to an acceptable level to allow a return to normal daily activities or perhaps the athletic and sports activities you wish to enjoy. Some people may not be good candidates for or are concerned about the length of the recovery and rehabilitation period of hip joint surgery. If this is the case, it is worth considering non surgical Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine treatments. The type of treatment would depend on the exact diagnosis of the source of hip pain. These are same-day procedures that can be done in as little as one hour resulting in minor post-procedure discomfort and virtually no down time. Using painless harvesting techniques, bone marrow stem cells and/or platelet rich plasma growth factors are injected into highly targeted painful tissues of the hip under ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance. Patients can begin to feel improvement in as little as one week but maximal effects take 2-3 months and longer. Regenerative Orthopedic treatments offer the possibility of healing damaged and degenerated tissues to help you to a comfortable, active, and productive lifestyle by improving pain and joint function with greater mobility.

To learn more about stem cell treatment, platelet rich plasma (PRP) or alpha-2 macroglobulin and get help for Hip Pain please Schedule an Appointment with Regenerative Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist Daniel Southern, M.D. in Danbury or Wilton in Fairfield County Connecticut by calling 203-456-5717.

 203-456-5717