Hip Pain Specialist

Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center

Payam Vahedifar, MD

Board Certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine located in Encino, CA & Beverly Hills, CA

You might just wince and deal with it, or your hip pain might sometimes stop you from sitting, standing, walking, and running. At Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center in Beverly Hills and Encino, California, physician and dedicated pain management specialist Payam Vahedifar, MD, offers safe and effective treatment options for hip pain. Hip pain isn’t simply the hand of cards you’re dealt with, and you’ll be pleased to know that pain-free control of your hips is possible. Call your nearest office today or schedule online.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain can happen due to a number of problems, including diseases and conditions in other parts of your body. Certain problems that can lead to hip pain include:

  • Hip fractures
  • Sprains
  • Pinched nerves
  • Arthritis
  • Cancerous growths

Hip pain typically happens on the inside of your hip or in the groin area. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, outer buttock area, or upper thigh, is typically the result of issues with ligaments, muscles, tendons, or other soft tissues that are around your hip joint.

What relieves hip pain?

Minor hip pain can go away on its own. At home, there are a few things you can try to help relieve your hip pain, such as:

  • Applying ice or heat
  • Taking over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Resting
  • Avoiding repeated bending, direct pressure, or prolonged sitting

If you’re still not getting relief, you should visit Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center.

When should I visit a doctor for my hip pain?

If your pain is impairing your physical functioning and negatively impacting your daily life, you should seek professional medical treatment. Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center provides numerous quality treatment options, such as:

  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Adipose and bone marrow stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • A2M (Alpha 2 Macroglobulin) injections
  • Nerve blocks, Traumeel® injections, and Zeel® injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Biological therapy
  • Intrathecal pump
  • Kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty
  • Advanced neurostimulation
  • The limited use of medications when necessary, such as muscle relaxants

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves drawing your own blood and concentrating the beneficial growth factors and platelets to enhance healing and decrease pain. 

After concentrating the platelets in a centrifugation device in-office, your physician injects them into the area where you’re experiencing inflammation and pain.

Stem cell therapy

Stem cells can reduce inflammation, differentiate into multiple tissues, and self-replicate. In some cases, your physician naturally harvests these cells from your bone marrow, blood, or fat tissue before injecting them into the injured or painful area.

The most commonly used stem cell therapy involves the bone marrow transplant, but some therapies are also derived from umbilical cord blood. Following childbirth, the umbilical cord blood is typically discarded, but with stem cell therapy, the cells are collected and medically and safely stored until ready for use.

Remind yourself what it’s like to live without persistent hip pain and seek high-quality care at Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center. Call or click today.