Join us on 50 shades of pain where we’re following up on our episode last week on how to treat your Chronic Hip Pain.
Watch our Video here: https://youtu.be/XO8vRXdZdcs
In this article of the 50 Shades of Pain Show, we talk about how to empower our patients with knowledge that takes you beyond the conventional approaches to managing pain.
A lot of health care is meant to palliate or suppress the pain symptoms, but our goal is to actually move the needle forward and resolve problems by demystifying pain and taking common-sense approaches to manage these issues, that’s not really common sense to the conventional approach.
One of the major reasons people have chronic hip pain is not Osteoarthritis, it is Chronic Hip Tendon.
Chronic Tendonitis or Chronic Tendinosis is tendons that have lost their integrity. It’s a bundle of spaghetti that’s been men pulled and torn and now there’s scar tissue in between. How can this be treated?
- Exercise – when you are lifting weights, exercising stuff, you are breaking down tissues. And this right here. If you’ve got an old injury if you break it down just a little. And the body knows I have to build this up stronger. It was threatened unless it knows I gotta be stronger for next time. It tightens things up around that tendon makes the muscles more resilient and improves your ability to walk and that without pain, in most cases. Exercises will help stress those scar tissues and break them down to allow those bundles to re-adhere until the bundles completely tighten.
- Injection -The next step is to manually stress the scars by injecting directly into them and trying to break up the scarring to allow for the body to break it down more easily with the exercise. It doesn’t happen without it has to have the exercise to get that funnel tightened down. An ultrasound is used to visualize the tendon and we can see the areas where those tears have taken place. We can even see if that tear has been there long enough to where now the body thinks that scar is what’s supposed to be there, to begin with. A lot of times in standard approaches, they do steroid injection right there without any guidance, however, these include downsides such as steroids slowing down the healing; and it’s hard to know where the injection goes, therefore, potentially poor response.
- Using a Roto-Rooter to suck out the scar. Far less invasive than it sounds. We use the same technique as an injection where we’re visualizing the tendon and the scar within the tendon with an ultrasound, using a tiny little probe about the size of a needle to go in there and suck out the scar tissue that’s developed. It’s a very simple procedure that’s done in an outpatient setting. We’re not opening anything up or doing surgery, but simply sucking out some of that scar and people leave with a bandaid. They’re able to walk out and within a couple of days, they’re back to baseline and within a few weeks, they’re actually showing signs of improvement because that tendon bundle is starting to tighten down. If we wanted to accelerate the process or have greater assurance that this is going to work, we would use Orthobiologics to accelerate the healing process.
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