If you watch sports news for any length of time these days, you’ll likely hear that a professional athlete has suffered some type of hamstring injury. They are extremely common in sports where a lot of running and changing direction are required, but even those of us watching can develop many of the same hip, pelvis, buttock, and hamstring problems. If your hips feel stiff, painful, and you have difficulty moving them, the team at Valley Sports Physicians can help you figure out what is causing the problem and restore your mobility while also getting rid of discomfort. Just because you aren’t a pro athlete doesn’t mean you shouldn’t benefit from the same level of care, and that’s exactly what you’ll receive at our practice. If you’d like to learn more or schedule an appointment, give us a call today.
No joint is safe from arthritis, and this includes your hips. While this condition is often associated with elderly Americans, it can easily affect young, healthy people as well. Often, it can develop as the result of an injury or repetitive overuse. Because arthritis is a degenerative condition, without treatment, the pain and stiffness in the joint will only become worse, ultimately calling for a complete replacement. If you want to avoid this surgery and enjoy a pain-free, mobile joint, the team at Valley Sports Physicians can help you do exactly that using a combination of physical therapy and therapeutic injections like prolotherapy or stem cell therapy.
Your hip joints are very similar to your shoulders, in that they are ball-and-socket joints. Because of this, they both have labrums as well, which is a small rim of cartilage. In your hips, it allows the upper part of the leg bone to move smoothly inside the socket in the pelvis. Labrum tears can occur due to injury, but they’re often connected to FAI (more on this in the section below). We can help stimulate and focus the body’s natural repair response to reduce pain and improve the function of the joint using injections like stem cell therapy, PRP, or prolotherapy.
When the hip joint is impinged, this simply means that the leg and hip bones are rubbing up against one another, which as you can imagine, isn’t very comfortable! This is usually the result of extra bone growing along one or both of the bones that form the hip joint, creating an irregular shape that prevents normal function. Over time, this can wear down the associated bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons within the joint. We can use diagnostic ultrasound to find the source of a patient’s impingement, and then reduce their pain and treat the underlying cause to prevent further problems.