Do PRP hip injections work? Is it better than other non-surgical hip treatments?
Almost eight percent of Americans complain about chronic hip pain. This means that they have a pain that is there constantly. And this pain can be made worse depending on activities performed, work, and even the weather.
A lot of people want to do something for their pain, but fell as though they cannot afford to take away from the time or money hip surgery costs.
If you suffer from chronic hip pain and do not want to get surgery, there are other options. Hip injections can help drastically reduce your ailments without the time and discomfort that surgery does. Scroll down to read more about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) hip injections.
1: What Are Platelet Rich Plasma Hip Injections?
Platelet Rich Plasma is an injection similar to stem cell treatment. It takes platelets and other growth factors that are extracted from your blood. The blood is drawn during the same office visit of the injection, in turn, making it an outpatient procedure.
The PRP has shown a real promise in aiding with the repair of body tissues that include, but are not limited to: tendons, cartilage, and ligaments. The platelets mimic the body’s organic reaction to an injury, and in doing as such, stimulate your body to create more platelets.
These platelets then play a pivotal role in soft tissue healing.
2: What Can PRP Injections Help Heal?
The injections have shown to most commonly help with chronic tendinitis and osteoarthritis as well.
When a person has osteoarthritis, PRP can enhance an ageing body’s normal healing response time for the chronic condition. This often results in the creation of new collagen in the body. And while that may not sound like a big deal: there are no other injections that can offer that promise.
When it comes to tendinitis, the PRP helps signal the body to begin a healing response in the injected areas of tissue. The first step for all injured tissues is healing, so that they may regenerate their strength as well as their functions. As a matter of fact, many athletes use PRP for their joints because of how quickly it allows them to bounce back.
3: What is the Process of Starting and Receiving PRP Injections?
When you first arrive to receive PRP injections, you will have to bring along a note from your doctor or other medical supervisors explaining where and what pain you have. This is most commonly done via bringing in X-Rays and a note.
When you come in, a professional will draw your blood. You will have to wait about 5 minutes for it to centrifuge. You will then receive an injection that is almost always ultrasound guided.
You can get these injections once a week for three weeks at a time.
PRP and Your Hips
Deciding what to do about chronic pain can be hard. Not treating chronic pain can be even harder.
If you or a loved one is experiencing hip pain, but are not ready to opt-in for surgery yet, try a round of Platelet Rich Plasma hip injections. You can use your own body to help heal other parts of it, and it is a same-day procedure.
Stop living with hip pain, and start doing something about.
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Q: What are the types of stem cells and how do they relieve chronic pain?
Stem cells are the very foundation of every cell in your body, and the primary role of stem cells is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. Stem cells have the ability to develop — through a process called differentiation — and self-renew (make copies of themselves) into many different types of cells, such as skin cells, brain cells, lung cells and more. Stem cells are a key component of regenerative medicine, as they create opportunities for new clinical applications, developing completely new ways to treat and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart failure, and degenerative nerve, bone and joint conditions. You can read more about our cellular therapies here.
There are four different types of stem cells – they originate from different areas of the body, and they have different healing functionalities:
- Embryonic stem cells – (ES) are incredibly valuable stem cells that are formed as normal part of embryonic development, and have the potential to become any type of cell in the body, making them invaluable for treating and studying many diseases.
- Tissue-specific stem cells – Tissue specific stem cells have been found in tissues such as the brain, heart, bone marrow, blood, blood vessels, skeletal muscles, skin and liver. These tissue-specific stem cells are powerful, naturally-occurring cells that can modify inflammation and promote natural healing.
- Mesenchymal stem cells – (MSCs) are tissue or “adult” stem cells, which are specialized cells found in the skeletal tissues. They can differentiate or specialize into cartilage cells, bone cells and fat cells.
- Induced pluripotent stem cells – (iPs) cells are cells that are created artificially in a lab by reprogramming a patient’s own natural cells, thus there is no risk that their immune system will reject them. These iPs cells can be made from freely available cells including fat, skin and fibroblasts (cells that produce connective tissue).
Q: Why is regenerative medicine important?
Traditionally, medicine has only treated the symptoms that disease, illness and injury cause, rather than treating the root cause of these conditions. Regenerative medicine is a game-changing frontier, and takes a different approach altogether – it holds the promise of being able to actually heal a patient’s body from within. Regenerative medicine is the ability to use the latest in medical technology to help restore structure and function to damaged tissues and organs within the body.
Q: What are Exosomes, and why are they useful?
New research is showing that exosomes may be even more important than stem cells. most important part of Within regenerative medicine stem cells are being used and studied to help heal tissue. Exosomes, (which are extracellular vesicles – or small structure within a cell – released from cells), are showing exciting promise – they are demonstrating great ability to provide therapy benefits. Exosomes are released from cells in response to injuries, and research is showing that exosomes play a key role in coagulation – when blood changes from a liquid to a gel, forming a clot. One of the most promising uses of exosomes within orthopaedics involves rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disorder in which inflammation leads to pain and degradation of joints.The future of regenerative medicine is quickly evolving to become a reality, and at Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware, we offer cells for therapeutic use in patients, and will tailor your therapy to meet your specific needs and goals.
Q: What exactly is Platelet Rich Plasma, and how does it work as a treatment?
At Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware, our quality control program ensures that our Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) preparations are consistent and high quality, and our PRP treatments can be individualized to meet your specific therapy needs.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been in the news and written about in scientific and medical journals regarding its potential effectiveness toward treating injuries. Several famous athletes such as Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal, Kobe Bryant and several others have received PRP for knee and chronic tendon injuries, and many of them credit PRP therapies toward returning them more quickly to their sport, and even delaying retirement. Here are a few of the questions surrounding PRP, and how it works as a treatment:
What actually is Platelet Rich Plasma? Blood is mainly a liquid called plasma, however it does contain red cells, white cells and platelets which are solid components. Platelets, known for clotting, also contain hundreds of growth factors, which are vital in healing injuries in the body. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma with 5 to 10 times a richer (or greater) concentration of growth factors – so it is that much more healing to injuries.
- How does it work? Laboratory studies have shown that because PRP contains an increased concentration of growth factors it can potentially speed up the healing of an injury, which is invaluable to athletes. To prepare PRP, blood is drawn from a patient. Then the platelets are separated from the other blood cells and their plasma concentration is enhanced during a process called centrifugation. After centrifugation the enhanced plasma is then combined with the remaining blood, and will be injected carefully into the injured area of inflamed tissue, such as the heel cord in Achilles tendinitis – a common condition in runners and tennis players.
- What conditions are being treated with PRP? Is the treatment effective? Most of the publicity that PRP therapy has received so far has been about its effectiveness in treating acute sports injuries, such as muscle and sports injuries. According to current research studies, PRP has been the most effective treating chronic tendon injuries such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis or of the patellar tendon at the knee (known as jumper’s knee). It is also showing promising results in therapies treating knee arthritis, helping tissues heal more quickly after certain surgeries, as well being used in a limited way to help speed up the healing of broken bones and fractures. So far PRP therapy is showing promise, however as with any therapy the effectiveness depends on a few factors including: the treatment area of the body, the patient’s physical overall health, and whether the injury is acute (such as a fall or ankle twist) or chronic (which is an injury that develops over time).
Q: What is the best way to deal with a sports injury?
At Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware, we’re well-versed on sports injury therapies, and offer treatment for back, shoulder, knee, ankle, hip pain – as well as spinal injuries. Our goal is to get you back to feeling like yourself, so that you can resume your normal activity level quickly.
We understand that a sports injury can be anywhere on the spectrum of annoying to a catastrophic event – they can effect even the most seasoned athlete or the novice weekend warrior. We offer both pain management and regenerative cellular therapies to treat joint inflammation and chronic pain associated with sports injuries or the deterioration that comes with wear and tear of joints over time.
Please contact our offices today for a private consultation, and we will develop a specific treatment plan to return you to optimum health and wellness. Our goal is to relieve any chronic pain you’re suffering from, as well as achieve your personal wellness goals.