The ball and socket joint that makes up your hip endures a lot of wear and tear throughout your life and at some point may be a source of pain. Holly Ridgely, NP, at HAR Wellness in Dacula, Georgia, is a pain management specialist who offers advanced techniques to improve hip pain, including stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). To get help for your hip pain, call the office today, or book an appointment online.
Hip pain refers to any discomfort you feel in or around your hip, which is the ball and socket joint that connects your pelvis to your legs. Hip pain is common and can range from a dull, annoying ache to sharp, intermittent pain.
No matter the degree of your discomfort, hip pain can keep you from doing the things you love. If you’re suffering from hip pain due to a joint, ligament, cartilage, or tendon injury or condition, Holly may be able to provide treatments to help reduce your pain and restore your quality of life.
You may develop hip pain from an acute injury or the pain may develop over time as a result of a chronic condition.
Common causes of hip pain include:
An inguinal hernia can also lead to hip pain.
Holly is a pain management specialist and offers advanced treatments that not only help reduce your discomfort but also help your body heal, so you can get back to doing the things that bring you joy. Treatment for your hip pain may include:
Stem cells are the blank cells in your body that have the ability to transform themselves into any type of cell you need to support regeneration of tissue, as well as healing. Stem cell therapy harnesses this healing power to accelerate your body’s healing abilities.
If your hip pain is due to arthritis or an injury to your cartilage, ligaments, or tendons, Holly may recommend stem cell therapy to help heal the diseased or damaged tissue and reduce your pain. The stem cells used for therapy are injected directly into your injured tissue using ultrasound-guided technology to reduce inflammation and pain and stimulate the regeneration of new tissue.
PRP is a revolutionary treatment that utilizes the healing powers of your own body to improve the underlying cause of your hip pain. Holly creates the PRP used for your treatment from a sample of your own blood by spinning it in a centrifuge that concentrates the platelets, growth factors, and specialized proteins your body uses to heal tissue.
Once isolated, Holly injects the PRP into your hip to help heal the tissue.
Holly determines which treatment makes the best choice for you based on the underlying cause of your hip pain and your medical history.
For the cutting-edge treatment of your hip pain, call HAR Wellness today, or book an appointment online.