Patients often come see me to get second or third opinions about hip pain. They may have been told by another doctor that they need injections or hip replacement surgery. They tell me that their orthopedic surgeon said "it's the only way" or "I have bone on bone rubbing." Nobody wants a surgery that they are unsure of having. The risks, the time out of work and play...I get it!
In the Journal of Medical Internet Research they say (1) "Despite the availability of evidence based guidelines for conservative treatment of osteoarthritis, management of degenerative joints is often confined to the use of painkillers and waiting for eventual total joint replacement." There are many treatment options available to you before surgery and we should not just wait it out. If injections or surgery is right for you, I am the first person to suggest it. BUT, I still like to offer non-invasive therapies along with education and possible gentle exercise to do (2).
STEM CELL SIMULATION IS OPTION
If you are middle age or older and enjoying good health but diagnosed with osteoarthritis (degenerative hip disease) in you hip(s) using x-rays or MRI and experience pain, discomfort, and/or stiffness, you will want to examine all treatment options.
Pulse Wave Therapy (Storz, MiracleWave, PiezoWave) is effective to stimulate STEM CELLS
Laser Therapy (Class 3B, Class 4) is effective in treating hip osteoarthritis pain.
PEMF (magnaWave) is also helpful in cell regeneration and decreasing pain
The combination of the above is helping many patients take surgery and injections off the table.
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