Our hip joints are structured to support our bodies in standing positions and during dynamic movements. They are our bodies largest ball and socket joint, where the round, ball-like top of your thigh bone (femur) fits tightly into the cup-like part of your pelvis. This joint is lubricated with cartilage, allowing you to have smooth hip movement in many directions.
Over time, this joint can be damaged by degeneration or injury. The surrounding muscles, tendons and ligaments can get overused or the bone can be fractured from trauma resulting in pain and/or stiffness.
Internal Scar Tissue is a thick, tough, fibrous material that the body creates to quickly repair a damaged tissue such as muscles and tendons. It can build up in any area of the body where there has been internal and/or external damage. Internal Scar tissue is a very common cause of recurring or chronic pain after sport or work injuries, after surgery and it also often intermixes with Osteoarthritis.
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Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joint. There are many types, but degenerative osteoarthritis is the most common form and generally develops with aging or from previous injury to the affected area. Hip arthritis leads to the breakdown of normally smooth cartilage in the joint. As the cartilage gets thinner, bone can grind on bone, leading to bone deformity (such as bone spurs), limited range of motion, pain and swelling.
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Inflammation of the bursa, small fluid-filled sacs that lubricate and reduce friction between part of the hip bone (the greater trochanter) and major hip muscles (particularly the gluteus medius and minimus). Usually caused by repetitive stress movements that irritate the bursa, causing it to become inflamed and swollen.
Inflammation of the hip capsule, which is made up of a series of ligaments surrounding the hip joint, often for no apparent reason, causing pain and stiffness of the hip joint. More common in the younger to middle aged population.
A disruption in normal hip motion, usually from a slight bone deformity of the ball or socket aspects of the joint, causing them to rub or pinch together. Common symptoms include pain during certain movements (like bending the thigh towards the chest) and limited range of motion.
Damage to the labrum, a band of cartilage lining the circumference of the hip joint that acts as a socket holding the ball at the top of your thighbone (femur) tightly in the joint. Some may feel no pain while other may feel pain in the groin. A catching or clicking sensation may be felt in the hip when moving the leg.
Decreases Inflammation: Speeds up the body’s natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.
Removes Internal Scar Tissue: Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.
Regenerates Muscle Tissue: Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.
Activates Cartilage Production: Promotes the natural cartilage growth process by increasing the production of cellular energy (ATP).
Accelerates Bone Repair: Simulates the bone cells to replicate and produce new healthy bone tissue.
Nerve Regeneration: Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.
Stimulates Blood Flow: Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.
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