Care and Treatment Options for Hip Osteoarthritis
As we age, it is common to notice aches and pains beginning to develop. While this is common, it can still be frustrating and difficult to work through.
When it comes to the hip, this joint is a popular area for pain to develop. Fortunately, there are several hip osteoarthritis treatment options for pain management. Read on.
What is Osteoarthritis of the Hip?
A very common reason for hip pain as we age is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, and is progressive - meaning it gets worse over time, especially when ignored.
The reason people develop this form of arthritis is because of general overuse, faulty joint biomechanics, strenuous careers, and an inflammatory diet which cause degeneration of the joint itself.
When it comes to the hip, the protective cartilage that blocks bone from bone wears away. This results in pain, bone spurs, and difficulty with movement.
Hip Osteoarthritis Treatment
There are stages to the development of arthritis which is based on the level of degeneration of the joint and will determine the care plan for you.
For the earlier stages of hip osteoarthritis, some personal management may help. Keeping control over your weight and diet can have a positive impact on the development of arthritis.
If able, light exercise that does not put too much strain on the joints, such as swimming or yoga, may help. In some cases, an anti-inflammatory diet rich in omega 3’s, turmeric, ginger, garlic and low in inflammatory grains may show improvement of the hip pain.
Still, it is important to seek proper treatment, so the arthritis does not continue to progress.
PRP Therapy: A New Treatment for Hip Osteoarthritis
A great new way to treat hip osteoarthritis is through PRP therapy, a natural form of regenerative medicine with effective results. The process is quick and easy and is done in our office with our nurse practitioner.
She begins by drawing a small amount of blood and running it through a centrifuge which separates the plasma from the blood. Plasma contains natural growth factors, cytokines and anti-inflammatory factors which work to repair and replace damaged tissue. The nurse practitioner injects your own plasma directly into the hip joint and the growth factors begin to repair.
The number of sessions you would need depends on the severity of your case. This treatment has great results and is a great and natural option for hip osteoarthritis.
Chiropractic adjustments are a good resource to have when dealing with hip osteoarthritis. Specific adjustments can improve pain from the hip and other areas and open the compressed joint spaces.
In addition to the adjustments, our chiropractor at Health In Motion Chiropractic has other resources that help with decreasing pain, lessening inflammation, and providing overall better movement. Keeping up with these appointments can have positive benefits to the hip osteoarthritis and its progression.
Know Your Hip Osteoarthritis Treatment Options
While dealing with hip osteoarthritis can be difficult, understanding your natural options can make all the difference. Pursuing care as early in the progression of the disease as possible will give the best overall results.
Call the office today for an exam and to see if our treatments might be a possibility for you.