Maintaining an active lifestyle can be challenging when hip pain disrupts your daily activities. At the Patel Center for Functional Regeneration, Dr. Shounuck Patel specializes in non-surgical hip treatments that help patients manage degenerative hip conditions and help patients return to their active routines. In this article, we will explore the anatomy of the hip, and common causes of hip pain, and highlight our range of non-surgical treatment options available.

Understanding Hip Anatomy

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that connects the thigh bone (femur) to the pelvis. It is one of the largest and most important joints in the body, providing stability and allowing for a wide range of motion.


Structure Of The Hip Joint

The hip joint consists of the following key structures:

  • Femoral Head: The ball-shaped top of the femur that fits into the acetabulum of the pelvis.
  • Acetabulum: The socket in the pelvis that holds the femoral head.
  • Cartilage: A smooth protective tissue that covers the surfaces of the femoral head and acetabulum, allowing for smooth, pain-free movement.
  • Ligaments: Strong flexible bands of connective tissue that connect the bones and provide stability to the joint.
  • Muscles and Tendons: These surround the hip joint, facilitating movement and providing dynamic support.


Common Causes Of Hip Pain

Hip pain can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Osteoarthritis: Degenerative joint disease that causes the cartilage to wear away, leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae, the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the hip joint.
  • Tendinopathy or tendinosis: Wear and tear of tendons surrounding the hip joint, often due to overuse or injury.
  • Labral Tears: Tears in the ring of cartilage (labrum) that follow the outside rim of the acetabulum.
  • Muscle Strains: Overuse or acute injuries can cause muscle strains, leading to pain and limited mobility.
  • Nerve Pain: Irritation to the nerves of the back and/or hip can refer pain to in the hip region.


Innovative Non-Surgical Treatments

Dr. Shounuck Patel offers a variety of non-surgical treatments designed to alleviate hip pain and promote healing, allowing patients to return to and maintain their active lifestyles.


Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

PRP therapy involves using a concentrated solution of platelets derived from the patient’s blood. These platelets contain growth factors that aid in tissue repair and reduce inflammation, making PRP therapy an effective treatment for hip pain caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis and tendonitis.


Cell Therapy

For more severe conditions, cell therapy treatments use a tissue transfer of a patient’s own bone marrow or fat, which contains rich growth factors, proteins, platelets, and “stem cells.” These procedures help strengthen tissues and decrease inflammation by stimulating the body’s natural biology.


Physical Therapy

We collaborate with skilled physical therapists who specialize in customized therapy for your condition. These programs focus on strengthening the muscles around the hip, improving flexibility, and correcting any biomechanical issues. They are tailored to the individual needs of each patient, helping to alleviate pain and prevent future injuries. We ensure our patients receive comprehensive care by referring them to trusted physical therapists for optimal results.


Hip pain can hinder your ability to maintain an active lifestyle, but innovative non-surgical treatments offer effective solutions for relief and recovery. Dr. Shounuck Patel is committed to providing advanced, personalized care to help patients overcome hip pain and stay active. By understanding the anatomy of the hip and exploring the latest treatment options, patients can make informed decisions about their care and enjoy a pain-free, active life.


Contact Us

If you’re experiencing hip pain or seeking non-surgical treatment options to maintain your active lifestyle, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shounuck Patel or to learn more about our services.


Our friendly staff is available to answer any questions you may have and assist you in scheduling an appointment. Don’t let hip pain hold you back – reach out to us today and take the first step toward relief and recovery.