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Hip Pain Without Surgery in Coimbatore

Exploring Non-Surgical Options for Hip Joint Regeneration

When it comes to addressing hip pain, surgery isn’t always the first option. In Coimbatore, we offer innovative non-surgical regenerative therapies, such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, falling under the umbrella of “regenerative medicine.”

So, what exactly is PRP therapy? Well, let’s break it down. Your blood contains various components like red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets suspended in plasma. Platelets are key players in clotting blood, but they also contain growth factors, proteins, and cytokines essential for tissue healing and cellular functions.

PRP therapy involves extracting a small amount of blood from the patient, typically less than two ounces. Through a centrifuge process, we separate the platelets from other blood components to create a concentrated PRP solution, about five to ten times richer in platelets than normal blood. This PRP solution can then be injected into areas requiring treatment, such as hip joints, shoulder joints, or knees.

The idea behind PRP therapy is quite straightforward: the high concentration of growth factors and other bioactive substances in PRP can aid tissue healing and alleviate pain.

When it comes to PRP injections for hip pain, preparation is key. Your doctor may advise you to avoid certain medications like anticoagulants, steroids, and NSAIDs beforehand. Staying hydrated in the days leading up to your appointment is also important.

During the procedure, which typically lasts between 45 to 90 minutes, we use ultrasound imaging to guide the injection precisely into the affected area of your hip. You might experience some soreness afterward, but this can usually be managed with cold compresses. Depending on your condition, you may need to use crutches temporarily to avoid putting weight on the injured hip.

The frequency of PRP injections varies depending on the severity of your condition, but they’re often given once a week for three weeks initially, with possible follow-up injections scheduled six weeks apart.

PRP therapy isn’t just for hip pain caused by injury; it can also benefit those suffering from conditions like bursitis, tendinitis, or osteoarthritis. By harnessing the healing power of platelets and growth factors, PRP injections can help regulate inflammation and promote tissue repair, potentially even stimulating the growth of new cartilage.

While PRP therapy offers promising results, it’s essential to consider it as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Lifestyle changes, weight management, exercise, and other medications prescribed by your doctor should also be part of your approach to managing hip pain.

For more information about PRP therapy for hip joint issues, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Senthil Prakash Mohan, a leading Interventional Pain Specialist in Coimbatore. You can reach us at +91 70946 14000 to book an appointment and discuss your options further.

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