Hip pain can significantly impact our daily lives, making simple tasks like walking or sitting uncomfortable and challenging. The hip joint, a complex structure connecting the thigh bone to the pelvis, can be susceptible to various conditions ranging from hip bursitis and degeneration to osteoarthritis and labrum tears. Atlas Medical Center provides non-surgical regenerative treatments that harness your body’s innate healing capabilities to help you regain mobility, reduce pain, and enhance your quality of life.
Hip bursitis is characterized by the inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs located around the hip joint. The bursae act as cushions, reducing friction between bones, tendons, and muscles, facilitating smooth movement. When subjected to repetitive stress or injury, these sacs can become irritated and inflamed, resulting in hip pain. Factors such as overuse, muscle imbalances, trauma, or certain medical conditions can contribute to hip bursitis. The inflamed bursae may cause discomfort and restricted movement in the hip area, often accompanied by localized swelling or tenderness.
Hip degeneration refers to the gradual deterioration of the hip joint. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint where the head of the femur fits into the socket of the pelvis. With age or due to factors like genetics, repetitive stress, or injury, the cartilage lining the joint can wear away, leading to osteoarthritis. As a result, the bones may rub against each other, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the hip. This can also involve the formation of bone spurs and the thickening of surrounding tissues, further contributing to functional impairment.
Hip osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition characterized by the breakdown of cartilage in the hip joint. Cartilage provides a smooth surface for joint movement and cushions the bones, but with osteoarthritis, it gradually deteriorates. The bones in the hip joint start to rub against each other, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. Factors like age, genetics, obesity, previous hip injuries, and certain joint abnormalities increase the risk of osteoarthritis. Over time, this condition can significantly impact a person’s ability to perform daily activities.
Hip pain refers to discomfort or soreness in the hip region that can arise from various underlying conditions. It is often a symptom rather than a standalone condition. Hip pain can result from injuries, such as strains, fractures, or dislocations, and from degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Other potential causes include bursitis, tendonitis, hip labral tears, hip impingement, and referred pain from the lower back. Proper diagnosis is crucial to determine the specific cause of hip pain and guide appropriate treatment.
A labrum tear refers to damage or injury to the labrum, a ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the hip joint. The labrum plays a crucial role in stabilizing the joint and providing cushioning. When the labrum becomes torn, it can cause hip pain, stiffness, and a feeling of “catching” or “locking” in the joint. Labrum tears can occur due to acute trauma, such as a sports injury or fall, or as a result of repetitive motions that strain the hip joint. Factors like hip impingement or structural abnormalities can also contribute to labrum tears.
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Atlas Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of non-surgical regenerative therapies designed to help you find relief from pain. Our services include cutting-edge treatments like stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), chiropractic adjustments, cold laser therapy, and spinal decompression. We take pride in our progressive non-surgical approach to healing, focusing on harnessing the body’s natural ability to repair itself. With locations in Irving and Fort Worth, we invite you to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a pain-free future.