Stem Cell Therapy Hip Pain Relief injections are a cutting edge treatment for Hip Pain and are now available in Gilbert, AZ and the East Valley communities of Chandler, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, and Queen Creek, AZ by Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician and Primary Care Physician Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD.
Hip pain is a very common condition, particularly among older adults, women, and athletes. The pain can stem from acute injuries, usually through sports or auto accidents, or chronic degenerative use (“wear and tear”). The hip joint is a ball and socket joint with the ball being the head of the femur and the socket being the acetabulum. Between these two bones of the joint is a fibrocartilage called the labrum. This acts as a cushion and shock absorber between the bones interaction in the joint The hip joint is also composed of many other ligaments for stability as well as surrounding muscles and tendons for mobility and strength.
Signs and Symptoms of Hip Pain
- Hip Joint Pain
- Thigh / Groin Pain
- Muscle Tenderness
- Clicking or Popping Sounds
- Hip Instability
- Pain on Movement
- Arthritis (Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid Arthritis)
- Labral Tear
- Sprain / Strain
- Ligament Tears
Stem Cell Therapy Hip Pain Relief
Stem Cell Therapy is a revolutionary new and exciting non-surgical treatment option supported vast amounts of clinical trials demonstrating regenerative, connective tissue healing and pain relieving properties. The therapy consists of injecting Stem Cells mixed with growth factors found in platelet rich plasma (PRP) into the area of pain or damage. This triggers an immune system response that preps the site for repair, while the newly localized Stem Cells and growth factors trigger a healing response and cascade.
The Stem Cells, combined with the growth factor release (degranulation), begin recruiting cells locally to differentiate into either cartilage, tendon, ligament or muscle tissue, depending on the injury. This natural and unique feature allows the Stem Cells to repair the damaged tissue they are placed in, with the growth factors released from the platelet rich plasma (PRP) speeding up the healing and regenerative time. After the Stem Cells have recruited, differentiated and regenerated the damaged area, pain relief and structural integrity are restored to the joint and surrounding tissue.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy Hip Pain Relief
- Pain Relief
- Fast Recovery Time
- Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive
- Very Safe and Effective
- Regenerates Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
- Uses Natural Growth Factors / Cells (platelets / stem cells)
Stem Cell Therapy Hip Pain Relief: Case Review
Jane Doe (fictional name) is a 71 year old female presenting to my Chandler, AZ clinic with right hip pain of 14 years duration. Jane believes the initial source of the pain stemmed from a childhood injury in which she fell approximately 10 feet of the roof of a shed. Jane has lived an active lifestyle for most of her life until the pain began to increase to the point where activity was not an option. She had been treated by her local chiropractor for the hip pain for the last 10 years but eventually believed that it was providing her no significant relief. After completing an extensive medical intake, physical exams, and ordering an MRI of the right hip joint, my assessment was as follows:
- Pain 6/10 on average
- Pain worse with adduction and better with abduction
- Decreased range of motion of hip joint
- Partial labral tear and thinning
- Arthritis of the hip joint
- Muscle weakness of the right leg
After reviewing Jane’s case, I decided she was a great candidate for Stem Cell Therapy as long as she was willing to discontinue Ibuprofen before and during the healing phases of the treatment. For Jane’s first appointment, we began by treating the labrum and the surrounding ligaments of the hip joint. Jane was in minor discomfort during the treatment with local anesthetic being applied to minimize the injection pain. The first treatment consisted of Stem Cells with activated PRP for both intra-articular and extra-articular injections. I followed up with Jane after 3 weeks of healing. At this time, we completed another treatment with platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the same degenerated areas of the hip. After another 3 weeks of healing, Jane came back in for a check up. She reported that her hip pain had been reduced to 0/10 with normal daily living activities and would occasionally increase to 1/10 if she was very active throughout the day. Jane was able to resume playing tennis with her friends at the local club and was able to extend her walks from 1 mile to 5 miles per day. At this point in time, no additional treatments were needed.
The comprehensive approach we used with Jane’s hip pain allows the body to regenerate naturally from chronic pain and wear and tear. The Stem Cell injections with the platelet rich plasma treated the damaged cartilage and ligaments that were deteriorating and causing chronic pain. This type of Naturopathic Medicine is regenerative and provides clinical outcomes that repeatedly outperform conventional approaches to hip pain, such as Ibuprofen, Cortisone and surgery in some select cases. Jane begin seeing improvement immediately with her best results observed 3 weeks after her last PRP treatment. This follows the typical healing cascade that encompasses inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling phases of regeneration. Increased range of motion, strength, and overall functionality are also restored at our Chandler, AZ location following comprehensive treatment of the hip joint. These outcomes provide attractive alternatives to conventional care with minimal expense and quick recovery times. For more information about Regenerative Injection Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, Naturopathic pain management, Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD, or our East Valley location, please contact us at: 480-648-1534 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.