The hips are vital weight-bearing joints that withstand an incredible amount of force and wear/tear over time. These joints are also prone to develop forms of arthritis or osteoarthritis that can seriously impede your mobility and quality of life. Dr. Roy Nini can provide an accurate diagnosis and non-invasive, regenerative treatment options for hip arthritis/osteoarthritis at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles.
How Does the Hip Joint Work?
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball at the top of the thighbone (femur) is called the femoral head, and the socket is built into the pelvis and is called the acetabulum. The ball moves freely in the socket, allowing the leg to rotate and move forward, backward and sideways. Both the ball and socket are covered in a layer of articular cartilage to facilitate the smooth operation of the joint. There is more cartilage within the acetabulum, the labrum, to provide extra lubrication and ease of mobility.
Different forms of arthritis can occur after an injury, due to degenerative conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or from wear and tear over time. In each form of arthritis, the hip cartilage is destroyed, leaving the bones of the hip joint rubbing together and destroying the joint itself. This results in pain, inflammation and reduced mobility.
The most common form of hip arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a wear-and-tear type of arthritis that slowly degenerates the cartilage and causes hip pain. Risk factors for hip osteoarthritis include:
- Previous hip injuries
- Repetitive high-impact activities, such as sports
If you experience a growing pain and discomfort in your hip when sitting, standing, walking or performing other movements, it may be an indicator of hip arthritis/osteoarthritis.
Non-Invasive Treatment for Hip Arthritis/Osteoarthritis
Dr. Roy Nini and Dr. Paul Lee are specialists at using non-invasive, regenerative treatments for hip arthritis/osteoarthritis. In many cases, these treatments can provide relief from pain and preserve remaining hip cartilage to prevent surgery for hip replacement. Some of the treatments for arthritis and osteoarthritis in the hip that we use at Full Range Spine & Ortho include:
- Joint Injections
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Biological Treatments
- Interventional Pain Management
Many regenerative treatment therapies use the healing power of your own body to preserve existing cartilage, facilitate its repair and even stimulate some cartilage regrowth. Other therapies work to reduce inflammation and pain without resorting to dangerous opioids.
Every patient at Full Range Spine & Ortho receives a tailored diagnosis and treatment plan that best fits their needs for increased mobility and pain relief. Dr. Nini or Dr. Lee will consult with you about your exact condition and their recommended treatments. Contact Full Range Spine & Ortho today if you suffer from signs of hip arthritis/osteoarthritis in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Fullerton or Encino.