Hip pain can be present in the younger years as a result of an injury, but is more common in the later years as a result of osteoarthritis and overuse-related tendonitis. It is typically disabling and requires aggressive treatment.
A thorough examination is conducted on every patient. Structural deficits, restrictions, as well as muscle weakness and imbalances are identified. X-rays and state of the art Ultrasound technology are used for diagnosis of structural hip problems. Advanced imaging techniques such as MRI can be used for further assessment. Ultrasound guided injection techniques can relieve hip joint related pain. The injections can consist of steroids or Viscosupplementation products such as Synvisc and Euflexxa. PRP (platelet rich plasma) through an ultrasound-guided injection is a new, promising technique that seeks to promote joint cartilage regeneration. PRP Prolotherapy technique is used in advanced cases for rejuvenating and strengthening of the hip joint supporting ligaments. Prolotherapy injections are used for rejuvenating and strengthening of the hip joint supporting ligaments.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy( OMT) is utilized during every physician encounter as needed for correction of pelvic joint restrictions. State of the art personalized one-on-one physical therapy is conducted to address restrictions, correct imbalances and promote strength of the supporting hip joint muscles. SpineForce is a revolutionary tool that is used to facilitate rehabilitation and allow for independent exercise during and after the corrective treatment phase. Private and small exclusive therapeutic Yoga classes are prescribed for further gentle strengthening of the hip and leg muscles.
NOTE: The Yoga program is typically instituted after completion of the physical therapy and rehabilitation program, but can be used as a first line treatment in cases of poor balance and advanced osteoarthritis. It is used in conjunction with SpineForce for continued improvement of postural balance, conditioning, and strength.