PRP injections have become popular in recent times. A PRP injection is a regenerative therapy that is FDA approved and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions including hip pain. The PRP injections are effective as it makes use of your own blood cells to promote the healing process. It is effective at managing pain in ligaments, muscles, joints, etc. by using your body’s healing properties.
PRP injections are also effective at treating hip pain caused by various conditions.
What Causes Hip Pain?
There are several conditions ranging from minor issues to severe conditions that can trigger hip pain. The following are some of the common causes of hip pain:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bone infection
- Muscle or tender strain
- Hip fractures
- Auto accident injuries
- Hip labral tear
- Chronic hamstring tendinitis and tendon tears
When Should I See a Doctor?
Some of the causes of hip pain can be treated with rest, applying ice, and by using over-the-counter medications. But if you experience pain for more than 2 weeks with the following signs, you should visit your doctor:
- The hip joint looks unusual
- Severe pain
- Hurts if you move your leg
- Hip looks swollen
- Sleep difficulty due to pain
- Pain medications do not help
How is PRP Helpful for Hip Pain?
Your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets contain hundreds of active proteins called growth factors that help with wound healing and tissue repair. If you have any injury, the platelets help with clotting and prevent bleeding.
A PRP injection consists of highly concentrated platelets along with growth factors to promote the healing process. It also promotes the repair mechanism of your body and helps with faster recovery.
How is PRP Made?
A blood sample will be collected before the procedure. Now, the blood is placed in a centrifuge device for about five minutes. The centrifuge device separates platelets from the other blood components and it is used for injection.
What Happens During PRP Injection for Hip Pain?
Before performing a PRP injection, the doctor will give you instructions to be followed before the treatment. You should avoid using certain medications and should also drink plenty of water before the PRP injection.
Before injecting a PRP, the skin on your hip is cleaned. The doctor makes use of ultrasound guidance to view the inside of your body and to guide the needle. Now, the PRP is injected into the injured portion of your hip.
The growth factors release repair cells to promote healing and regenerate the tissues. You may experience mild pain and soreness at the injected site after the procedure. You can use a cold pack to reduce your pain. You should take proper rest and should avoid exercises following the procedure.
PRP injections promote healing and accelerate tissue repair without the need for surgery. It also reduces your pain and improves your quality of life.
Is PRP Safe?
PRP therapy is safe and it is FDA approved. It makes use of your body’s natural healing mechanism and does not cause any side effects.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
PRP therapy offers the following benefits over other surgical procedures:
- Reduces pain and inflammation without surgery
- Supports stem cells to regenerate tissues
- Improves blood flow and supports healing
- Increases collagen production
Schedule an Appointment with Dr Pradyumna Reddy for PRP Therapy
Dr Pradyumna Reddy has been working as an interventional radiologist in Hyderabad for over 6 years. His extensive knowledge and experience allow him to provide the best information regarding your issue and offer regenerative treatments for you. He suggests surgical and non-surgical approaches for you along with their benefits and complications and allows you to choose the best one as per your needs. If you wish to discuss your condition with Dr Pradyumna Reddy, call us and schedule your appointment.