Hip Pain Specialist

Dr. Stem Cell

Regenerative Orthopedics located in Encino, CA

You don’t need to live with chronic hip pain and limited movement. When your symptoms persist despite conventional treatment, Bruce Fishman, MD, MPH, FICS, and the team at Dr. Stem Cell offer stem cell therapy, a nonsurgical option. This safe, effective treatment reduces inflammation and regenerates the damaged tissues, providing long-term pain relief and restoring your mobility. To learn if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy, request a consultation by calling the office in Encino, California, or by using the online booking feature.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain frequently occurs when you suffer a muscle strain due to overuse or a sports injury, especially one involving sudden, explosive action such as running.

The team at Dr. Stem Cell offers stem cell therapy for many painful hip conditions, including:

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is often referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis because it occurs over years of repetitive movement. Daily use progressively wears down the articular cartilage, allowing the bones to rub together when you move and leading to pain, stiffness, inflammation, and loss of movement.

Trochanteric bursitis

Bursitis occurs when tiny, fluid-filled sacs that reduce friction between tissues become inflamed. Though trochanteric bursitis affects bursa at the top of the femur, the condition leads to hip pain when walking or lying on the affected side.

Tendinitis and tendinosis

When a tendon becomes inflamed, you have tendinitis. Most cases of hip tendinitis occur in the gluteal or iliopsoas tendons.

Tendinosis develops when the inflammation is chronic and degenerative because the tendon didn’t heal. Both conditions cause pain and limit your hip mobility.

Labral injury

The labrum is a ring of cartilage that encloses the hip socket. You can sustain a labral tear from acute trauma, contact sports, and repetitive movement that wears down the cartilage. Labral injuries cause hip or groin pain, hip stiffness, and limited range of motion.

How does stem cell therapy alleviate hip pain?

Stem cells are uniquely designed to self-replicate and produce new cells. Adult stem cells live throughout your body. When you’re injured, they migrate to the damaged area and perform multiple tasks: They regenerate new tissues to repair the injury, regulate inflammation, and release biochemicals such as exosomes and cytokines that stimulate healing.

When you receive stem cell therapy, a concentrated number of stem cells are injected into the injured tissues in your hips. The injected cells relieve your hip pain as they heal the tissues.

Where do the stem cells come from?

The team at Dr. Stem Cell uses mesenchymal stem cells and exosomes because they help regenerate tissues such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage. Our Stem Cells are harvested from the Umbilical Cord Wharton's Jelly. We obtain them from an FDA Certified Transplant Laboratory located in Southern California. Our staff has personally toured the facility to ensure the highest quality and standards for our patients.

What should I expect before and during stem cell therapy?

If you have hip pain and you’re interested in stem cell therapy, it starts with an initial consultation at Dr. Stem Cell to determine if you’re a good candidate for stem cell treatment

Dr. Fishman performs a complete exam, including X-rays, and possibly an MRI, CT, or nerve study to evaluate the source of your back pain. If you’re approved for stem cell therapy, -

Two days before your stem cell treatment you will receive our unique IV infusion treatment containing vitamins, peptides and proteins. This will boost your cellular function and enhance your response to Stem Cell treatment. You will then be sent for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment to support your upcoming Stem Cell procedure. 

Dr. Fishman then uses fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance to inject the stem cells precisely at the damaged tissues that are causing your hip pain.

In some cases, Dr. Fishman may mix the stem cells with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which supports and accelerates healing. They produce PRP in the office from a sample of your blood.

After your Stem Cell procedure you are immediately sent for a second Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment. 

Most patients need only one treatment session, with one injection for each damaged disc or joint, to alleviate their hip pain. 

You will follow up with Dr. Fishman 4 weeks after your Stem Cell procedure. At that time, you will have your first FDA approved muscle building emscult treatment if appropriate to your condition. 

You need to rest for a few days after your procedure, and you’ll notice that your hip pain improves over the next few months as the stem cells rebuild tissues and rehabilitate your injury. You will have regular follow ups with your doctor at 3, 6 and 12 months to document your improvement. 

If you suffer from chronic hip pain, call Dr. Stem Cell or book an initial consultation online.