Advanced Hip Injury Treatments
The treatment for an injured and painful hip differs depending on the type of injury you have and your activity level. Initial treatment of an injury in the hip should focus on resting your hip and reducing the inflammation to help relieve pain.
In addition, treating any soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament, labrum, IT band, articular cartilage) injury with cold compression, therapeutic ultrasound and blood flow stimulation therapy will reduce your pain and speed healing so you can get on with your day sooner, without the nagging reminder of your injury. Once pain has been reduced and your hip has started to heal, physical therapy is usually perscribed to speed recovery and strengthen your hip and leg.
Cold compression therapy is the safe and natural way to control pain and swelling immediately following an injury, after surgery or when re-injury occurs. Along with cold compression, using ultrasound therapy to treat sciatica, a torn labrum, osteoarthritis symptoms, tendon and muscle strain, and more is an excellent and easy way to further reduce inflammation and repair damaged tissue.
In addition, therapeutic ultrasound will treat the scar tissue that forms in and around your hip joint as your body heals. This is an important step in the healing process to regain flexibility and improve range of motion in your hip joint and leg muscles following injury.
Treating your hip injury with blood flow stimulation therapy, or BFST®, is the most natural way to speed healing of your soft tissue. BFST® enhances your body's own healing process by simply increasing the amount of blood that flows to your hip to improve the health of all the tissue in the joint by delivering an abundance of nutrients to the area.
With some hip injuries, arthroscopic hip surgery may be required for procedures such as trimming cartilage, shaving a bone spur, removing a bursa, repairing a torn iliopsoas tendon or labrum or removing a loose piece in the joint. Using cold compression, ultrasound therapy and BFST® before surgery will help to reduce the symptoms of pain and inflammation. This will make it easier for you to continue your everyday activities with less pain while you await your surgery.
In addition, these therapies will help to keep your hip joint tissue and surrounding muscles as healthy as possible. This is beneficial for 2 reasons. First, with less inflammation and healthier tissue in the joint, your surgery will be less invasive and will require less time to heal. More importantly, it will minimize your risk of suffering future hip conditions such as osteoarthritis, hip dislocation, chronic hip pain, and bursitis which is a common condition immediately following surgery due to irritation during the procedure. Following your surgery, continued use of these therapies will result in a faster recovery and more complete healing. There isn't a better way to treat your hip before and after arthroscopic surgery.
Freezie Wrap® Cold Compression Therapy
To decrease inflammation and relieve the pain of a hip injury or degenerative condition doctor's recommend cold compression therapy. Cold compression therapy within the first 72 hours of a hip injury or following surgery is an effective way to relieve pain and swelling while limiting the amount of damage done to your tissue. In addition, cold compression therapy can reduce, or even eliminate, the need for NSAIDs that can be harmful to your body.
The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap® is the cold compression tool you need to treat your hip in an effective and convenient way. It is so versatile you can also use it to treat any pain you may be experiencing in your back or legs as well.
The Back/Hip Freezie Wrap® uses a supercharged cooling gel pack, that chills in the fridge, not in the freezer like ice or other freezer packs, giving you deep cold therapy without the risk of 'cold burns' or cryoburn. The medical-grade wrap delivers cold right where you need it.
Cold compression therapy works by interrupting and slowing nerve and cell function in the injured area and reducing swelling that can block blood vessels. This is important because once blood vessels are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygen and nutrients to your hip and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy, cellular break-down and tissue damage continues as the cells do not get the oxygen they need to survive.
By limiting the amount of damage done to your tissue, you limit the amount of healing that needs to occur. This is a very important step to heal your hip faster and with less pain!
Ultrasound therapy is a great therapeutic option to decrease inflammation, pain and soft tissue damage. Therapeutic ultrasonic waves increase tissue elasticity while increasing blood flow to your hip, or acetabular joint. This cleans the injured area by flushing away damaged tissue and reducing the inflammation while opening up the blood vessels to begin healing.
Not only does ultrasound aid in the duration of healing, but it helps to prevent long term complications Osteoarthritis, hip dislocation, chronic hip pain, reduced range of motion, and bursitis are some of the more common long term complications that can occur when hip injuries go untreated. By treating your acetabular joint with ultrasound, scar tissue becomes softer and the other joint tissue becomes stronger reducing the risk of chronic problems in the future.
If you are experiencing pain in your back, knee, ankle or leg because of your hip injury, you can use therpeutic ultrasound to treat these areas as well. With hip injuries you often readjust your posture and gait to take the pressure off your sore side. This puts extra pressure on other parts of your body and can cause strain. Using a home ultrasound will allow you to treat all the areas that need to heal easily and help you maintain a healthier body.
During the healing process, scar tissue builds up to 'repair' the damaged tissue. Unfortunately, scar tissue can bind the acetabular labrum, articular cartilage, ligaments and other tissue together within the joint. The inflexible scar tissue limits the movement of these connective tissues that were once elastic and gave your hip its stability and range of motion. As a result, movement of the entire joint is limited making it difficult to rotate your hip and lift your leg.
If scar tissue is left untreated, your hip may stiffen making movement difficult and in some cases, impossible. At the very least, scar tissue leaves your hip joint weaker, leaving your hip at greater risk of further injury. Fortunately, you can treat your hip joint with MendMeShop® Ultrasound to soften scar tissue and improve the motion and flexibility in your hip.
Ultrasound can also be used to administer therapeutic medicines into the body. This is a process known as phonophoresis. Ultrasound with phonophoresis is rapidly becoming more popular than ultrasound therapy alone.
MendMeShop® ultrasound therapy with phonophoresis is safe, convenient, and easy and requires 10 minutes per treatment. It is based on a form of deep tissue therapy, which is generated through high frequency sound waves (that we can not hear). These waves send micro vibrations into your body and carry medicated molecules within the ultrasound gel deep into your soft tissue to enhance your ultrasound therapy. Ultrasound waves and medicated ultrasound gel penetrate deep to relax your muscles, decrease inflammation and accelerate your recovery rate, so you can return to your daily activities as soon as possible.
Using MendMeShop® Lavender Infusion Ultrasound Gel during your ultrasound therapy gives you 2 therapies in 1. You get the benefit of the regenerating sound waves from the ultrasound device itself AND the added bonus of the therapeutic ingredients inside the gel being delivered into your hip where it is most effective. 1 FREE bottle of MendMeShop® Lavender Infusion Ultrasound Gel comes with every MendMeShop® Ultrasound Therapy System and it contains the therapeutic essential oils of natural Bulgarian lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and menthol.
Once the inflammation in your hip has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening your hip, lower back, upper leg and surrounding tissue is recommended. Using blood flow stimulation therapy will speed your recovery and heal your acetabular joint more completely preparing it for strengthening exercises. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to find out which exercises are appropriate for your situation.
Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy
After severe inflammation and swelling is reduced you can begin to treat your hip with blood flow stimulation therapy. BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your hip to nourish your joint and speed healing.
The acetabular joint naturally receives a limited blood supply and when you stop moving your hip because it hurts the blood flow is reduced even further, limiting your body's natural ability to heal itself.
By treating your hip joint with BFST® you can increase your body's blood supply to the hip and increase your body's natural healing power.
An Inferno Wrap® is the tool you need to treat your sore hip because it speeds healing and relaxes the surrounding muscles. With BFST®, tissues are safely and gently stimulated. Your body responds with a rapid increase in blood flow to the area, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to injured tissue cells to promote healing. The Back/Hip Inferno Wrap® from MendMeShop® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.
In addition, the improved blood flow helps reduce the risk of atrophy (muscle weakness and/or deterioration) in your muscles. When you stop moving your leg and hip due to pain, your muscles and other tissue can become weaker and dead cells and toxins in the area can cause further tissue deterioration - this can lead to atrophy in your quadriceps, hamstrings and other leg muscles. The Back/Hip Inferno Wrap® can also be used to treat your back, leg and other body parts with BFST®. It is an amazing healing tool that can be used to treat your entire body.
By clearing the area of toxins and increasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients to your muscle and tendon tissue, the risk of atrophy is greatly reduced. Keeping your upper leg and hip joint tissue as healthy as possible throughout the healing process will allow you to improve hip strength again once your pain has gone and your injury has healed.
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With these 3 easy-to-use, pain-free, home therapies from MendMyHip, pain is significantly reduced, tissue heals faster, and there's an incredible improvement in the range of motion of your hip. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!
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