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Stem Cell Replacement Therapy is still in its early stages, yet it is shown nothing but positive results over the years. Stem cells are the cells in our body that can reproduce and multiply certain types of cells on the body. These cells provide us with faster healing and regeneration. Plus, it is less invasive involving only an injection and the cryopreserved stem-cell.

Treating common conditions such as back pain, knee pain, nerve pain and many more, stem cells have done nothing but help people lessen the pain they’re experiencing. Today we’re going to find out what hip disorders can stem cells aid.

3 Types Of Hip Disorders

  • Hip Dysplasia

A condition where the hip socket of a person, the acetabulum, is very shallow. A slightly hollow acetabulum cannot fully support the ball, the femoral head, on your hips. Because the joint between the acetabulum and the femoral head is not fully fit, it results in the person experiencing pain on the hip.

Hip Dysplasia is a common condition among kids and even pet, yet in some cases, it can be carried up to adulthood. This happens when undiagnosed hip dysplasia persists through adulthood and only becomes apparent when intense pain is felt.

Signs and Symptoms of Hip Dysplasia (Adults)

A limp or pain on the hips are the general signs and symptoms of hip dysplasia in adults. The pain frequently occurs on the groin front area and at times, there’s popping and snapping sensation together with these pains. A person with hip dysplasia may also experience a gradual increase in pain whenever they’re running, walking or even standing. Some people with dysplasia may experience pain even when they’re about to go to sleep.

For some people, the pain may not occur on the frontal groin, but it happens on the side of their hip. The pain may not be very apparent at first, however over time, this pain will gradually increase.

  • Hip Bursitis

Hip Bursitis is where the person has an inflamed bursa. Bursa or Bursae are the small sacs located on our shoulders, elbow, heels, knees, and hips. These bursae have a jelly-like structure and contain a little amount of fluid. It is positioned between our soft tissues and bones to act as a support to reduce the friction in our body. Our body has two major bursa, the Greater Trochanteric Bursa which covers the greater trochanter of our femur.
The other one is the Iliopsoas Bursa. It is located in front of our hips, right between the anterior capsule on our hips and the iliopsoas muscle.

Whenever these bursae are inflamed, the person with the inflamed bursa may feel an incredible amount of pain. This pain is more apparent on the Greater Trochanteric Bursa. However, it’s possible for a person to also experience an inflamed bursa on the iliopsoas bursa.

Signs and Symptoms for Hip Bursitis

For trochanteric bursitis, the early sign is the pain on the hips. These pain may spread towards the thigh area. The pain is initially intense and sometimes sharp. This sharp pain may later spread onto the larger area on your hips and it will become more painful.

The iliopsoas bursitis starts on the groin region, up to the front of the hips, down towards the front of the thighs, and up to the knees. The pain from the iliopsoas bursitis may gradually increase over the span of weeks or months.

  • Hip Labral Tear

This is a condition where the labrum, a ring of cartilage in between your hip bone and the femoral head, develops a tear. The labrum acts the cushion on the joint as well as acting as the gasket or a rubber seal that holds the femoral head intact with the hip socket. This condition is common among athletes, especially those who play football, soccer, ice hockey, ballet, and golf.

This tear can either be caused by trauma, injury or dislocation of your joints on the hip. It can also be caused by the repetitive motions from either sports or any physical activities, including the sudden twists and pivoting movements (a standard move for softball and golf). These repetitive motions may cause wear on your labrum, and results to a labral tear. Another factor that can create a hip labral tear is the body’s structural abnormalities, these abnormalities may eventually become a labral tear.

Signs and Symptoms for Hip Labral Tear

One of the signs or symptoms for a labral tear is hip pains and stiffness. When rested, the person with a hip labral tear will feel a constant deep and dull pain in the hip area. This dull pain will occasionally turn into a sharp stinging pain especially if the person is walking, running, or running. This pain can spread from the hip towards the buttocks, thigh and down towards the knee.

Another sign is the locking, clicking, or catching of your hip bone and your femoral head. With the tear on the labrum, femoral head may get caught in the socket whenever the person is moving, resulting to a locking and clicking sound. The hip labral tear may cause a person to have an unstable stance, especially whenever the person runs, walks, or even stand for an extended period.

How Can Stem Cell Regeneration Help?

Notice how these hip disorders involve a lack of cushion in between your soft tissues and your bones. This is where Stem Cell Replacement Therapy can be of great help. Stem Cell Injections and Stem Cell Treatments can help ease the pain from the mentioned hip disorders.

The stem cell is injected into the area where the pain is very apparent. The cells will then make their way towards the affected area. Stem Cell Therapy does not require surgery and is less invasive as it only requires a few tools.

Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Dysplasia

In the case of hip dysplasia, the shallow bones will not be replaced, it will remain shallow. However, the injected stem cells in the body will renew the damage in the cartilage and will provide relief from pain.

Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Bursitis

The stem cell regenerative therapy for the Bursitis will help the bursa replace and renew the damaged cells within the Greater Trochanteric Bursa and the Iliopsoas Bursa. Healing the inflamed bursa.

Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Labrum Tear

Injecting stem cells on the labrum tear might be tricky. However, it is not impossible. There are a lot of trained and experienced professionals that are able to inject stem cells on the labrum tears. The injected stem cells will then renew and repair a tear in the labrum.

Final Thoughts

Stem Cell Therapy is one of the less invasive ways to treat and lessen the pain from hip conditions such as bursitis, labrum tears, and hip dysplasia. You don’t have to go through invasive treatments and surgeries to ease the pain on your hips. Today, there are plenty of stem cell clinics that offer stem cell therapy to their patients.