Hip pain can be debilitating and stop you from doing the things you love. Our hips are integral to our everyday movements, and we often take them for granted until we experience pain radiating from them.
There are many reasons for hip pain, but age and degeneration are common culprits that can take a toll on the joints, muscles, cartilage, and ligaments that protect them.
Hip joints have a ball and socket structure that allows for fluid movement, keeping the joint lubricated and able to withstand repetitive motion. Cartilage surrounds the bones, providing cushioning and preventing friction. However, over time, the cartilage may break down, leading to pain and possible injury.
Common Reasons of Hip Pain
In addition to age and degeneration, other factors can cause hip pain, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Muscle strains
- Hip labral tear
If you have been suffering from severe hip pain and discomfort, you may have been advised to consider hip replacement surgery as the next step in seeking relief and restored mobility. However, surgery is highly invasive, can lead to complications and infection, and requires lengthy recovery times.
In addition, surgical procedures often involve prescription medications, which can pose their own risks, such as dependence, while simply masking the pain. Furthermore, surgery is not a guaranteed solution, as seen in many cases.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to invasive procedures or symptom-masking drugs, called Platelet-rich Plasma.
What is Platelet-rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a natural alternative to surgery that utilizes the body’s innate ability to heal itself at the source of pain. This treatment option uses the patient’s own blood to stimulate healing properties and restore and rejuvenate a damaged or injured area of the body.
PRP begins with a small blood sample typically collected by a doctor during an appointment. The sample is then spun through a centrifuge that separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the sample, creating a serum rich in growth factors.
The serum is then re-injected into the injured area, providing the body with a natural boost to reduce inflammation and relieve pain for fast and long-lasting relief.
Don’t let hip pain stop you from enjoying life the way you want to. PRP can give you real relief from your pain without the need for invasive procedures or prescription drugs. With PRP, you can avoid the risks and complications associated with surgery and return to your favorite activities sooner.
To find out more about how PRP can help alleviate your pain, call Pain Free Orlando Wellness Center today at (407) 344-4878.