With the kick-off of the NFL season, North America’s favorite sport once again takes the centerstage in the hearts and minds of countless sports enthusiasts across the country. Many will undoubtedly be inspired to emulate the amazing physical feats displayed on the sporting arena. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a more serious athlete, sporting injuries are something you need to be prepared for.
Do you have a hip injury that hasn’t healed well with nonsurgical treatment and you would rather not undergo surgery? You might be a candidate for orthobiologics – an innovative regenerative medicine treatment that enhances your body’s natural healing capacity.
Your hip joint is one of the largest joints in your body. Being a ball-and-socket joint, it fits together in such a way as to allow a very wide range of movement across multiple planes and yet is sturdy enough to withstand many times your bodyweight with activities like running and jumping.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful joint replacement surgeries performed in the US today. At the American Hip Institute, hip replacement is routinely performed as an outpatient procedure with greater than 99% accuracy in implant placement.
Regenerative Medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the regrowth of functional tissue to heal injuries. It may be an alternate solution for hip tendon, cartilage, ligament, and muscle injuries that do not respond well to conservative therapy. The different innovative and advanced regenerative medicine procedures include:
Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time can tighten up the hip joint causing problems with posture, back & hip pain, and contribute to knee, foot, and ankle problems as well. Here are some stretches to help loosen up tight hip muscles and improve hip mobility
Arthritis is currently the #1 cause of disability in the US negatively impacting the lives of more than 50 million Americans. May has been designated Arthritis Awareness Month to help spread awareness about treatments available today that may improve the condition of those who suffer with this disease.