Heal Hip Flexor Strain with Stem Cell Therapy
Are you experiencing difficulty in lifting your knee towards your body? Are you facing this trouble for a long time? It is time to check whether you have a strain in the hip flexor region. Hip flexor strain commonly affects both hip bones due to its excessive use. This ailment can affect both males and females. However, it is observed more among the sportsmen and dancers. Home treatment, physical therapy, painkillers, as well as steroids mask the symptoms temporarily. However, they do not heal the underlying cause of this condition. This is where patients can try our regenerative treatment that can naturally treat the underlying cause without any surgery. Before understanding the mode of regenerative treatment in detail, let us dig deep into the significance of this ailment in detail.
What is a hip flexor strain?
Hip flexor muscles include three muscles, namely:
- Iliacus major muscles
- Psoas muscles
- Rectus femoris, the part of quadriceps
These muscles help to lift your knee towards the chest as well as to bend at the waist.
Due to the overuse of these muscles, they may experience strain which is called hip flexor strain. As a result, they become inflamed, painful, and sore.
Causes of a hip flexor strain
- Cycling, dancing, martial arts, aerobics, as well as sports
- Players including athletes and football players who do high knee kicks are more prone to a hip flexor strain
- Doing deep stretching like pulling the thigh backward
This flexor strain leads to the tear, which may range from mild to severe grade.
- Grade I tear: Only a few fibres are injured, so it is minor
- Grade II tear: Moderate loss of hip flexor function due to the damage of a significant number of muscle fibres
- Grade III tear: Complete rupture of the hip flexor muscle where you won’t be able to walk without a limp
Symptoms of a hip flexor strain
Patient with hip flexor strain experience the following symptoms:
- Pain at the front of the hip
- Sudden and increasing pain while lifting your thigh towards the chest
- Pain while stretching the hip muscles, running, and walking
- Hip or thigh muscular spasm
- Swelling or bruising at the hip or thigh regions
- Tenderness while touching the front part of your hip
If you are undergoing the above-listed symptoms, it is time to consult a physician who will perform an X-ray test of your hip. This test will display the degree of damage in the flexor region of the hip. Even the MRI study can highlight the changes in your hip muscles.
Treatment for hip flexor strain
Initially, the patient diagnosed with hip flexor strain starts the treatment with R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) formula, activity modification, as well as physical therapy such as hip flexor stretching exercises. These non-surgical modalities slow down the dissemination, followed by pain relief. Administration of analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as well as corticosteroid injections, can provide short term relief, associated with systemic adverse side effects. Finally, the physician may recommend surgeries like core decompression and hip replacement, depending on the severity of the condition. However, the post-surgical recovery period will be time-consuming. There is a great chance of complications like dislocation and infection. The patient should follow activity modification and physical therapy after the surgery for an extensive period.
Regenerative therapy for hip flexor strain
Here comes regenerative treatment, including PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy and mesenchymal stem cell therapy as a potential alternative to surgery. They naturally repair the affected sites and regenerate them. This treatment gives long term relief from the symptoms within a short time. They have no complications as they involve your regenerative cells. So, there is no possibility of rejection or allergy.