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Osteoarthritis Of The Hips

Your hips are dependant on soft tissue to function well. If the cushioning cartilage in the synovial joints is attacked by a degenerative joint disease like hip osteoarthritis, they wear out. Our natural “shock absorbers” no longer protect the ball socket from being worn down by the rounded head of the thigh bone. Injuries to the hip, joint deformities, obesity, sports activities, even diet can exacerbate the development of osteoarthritis. The arthritic breakdown of the soft tissues may not be noticeable until the age of 50 when the arthritic process seems to accelerate for both men and women.

In the past, many patients chose artificial hip replacements, but with new treatment paradigms like The Greenberg Method (TGM), you can select alternative treatments that initiate natural healing processes that improve hip functionality and help reduce pain.

  • Stiffness or aching in the hips after sitting or rising from bed
  • Persistent pain, swelling, or tenderness in the hip joint and groin
  • Any feeling of grinding or crunching as bone scrapes bone
  • Lack of mobility in hips such as problems putting on socks
The long term success of Dr. Greenberg’s patients is attributed to a specialized approach to the examination process. Deemed “The Greenberg Method,” this diagnostic approach not only looks into the area of damage and pain, but also evaluates the mechanics and structure of the bone and joints related to the area of the pain. For example, we examine the hip along with the ligament and tendon structures that connect the hip to the lower back and pelvis. Undiagnosed abnormalities in the feet and knees can also cause excessive torque up the leg and contribute to premature wear on the hip joint, while pelvic tilt will also throw off the gait and place abnormal pressure across the hip. While an isolated joint treatment ignores physiology and the evaluation of movement, The Greenberg Method’s full-body examination produces a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. In return, the patient experiences a greater reduction in pain and improvement in function, which helps them get back on their feet to resume their daily routines, pain free.

Yes there is. The Greenberg Method (TGM) is a non-surgical, proactive approach that seeks to stabilize the hip, improve functionality and help to reduce pain. It is a low-risk, high-reward series of treatments that are steroid and opioid-free and helps your body heal itself.

To assess if regenerative treatments can help you, Dr. Scott Greenberg and his team will review your medical history and perform The Greenberg Method that includes a hands-on examination of the site of your physical complaint and all areas related to it. The diagnosis seeks to identify the root cause of your arthritis and create a roadmap for improving hip functionality.

The Greenberg Method includes Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments and Stem Cell Treatments. Dr. Greenberg may suggest one or a combination of the three. All three treatment modalities are excellent alternatives to pain management or surgery.

The Greenberg Method uses the body’s natural biological compounds to break the inflammatory cycle of arthritis. Your body’s own components will stabilize the affected joint and the surrounding area, and regenerate cartilage, bursae, ligaments and even strengthen bone structures and stop bone marrow lesions. TGM treatments are as minimally invasive as a blood draw and an injection. Dr. Greenberg will discuss the features of each treatment and explain the therapeutic option that is most appropriate for your case. The objective of the treatments is to improve hip functionality and help reduce pain.

The Greenberg Method is an excellent choice for people who are looking for a non-invasive alternative to hip replacement surgery. TGM decreases infection risks, shortens recovery times and is opioid-free. We work with you holistically. We renew you physically and try to raise your personal sense of wellness so you become a healthier YOU.

If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.

Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis, Zhang, Jordan, Clinical Geriatric Medicine, 2011

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