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Joint Pain

Hip and Shoulder Pain Treatment

As we get older, hip and shoulder pain become more prevalent. Nonetheless, anyone can experience these pains, which can negatively impact their ability to carry out everyday tasks and their overall quality of life.

Your hips and shoulders are both joints, which means they rely on the support of smooth cartilage, lubrication from synovial fluid, and proper alignment to function properly. If any of these factors aren’t adequately present, it can lead to pain in the hips and shoulders.

Causes of Hip and Shoulder Pains

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Labral tear
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle or tendon strain
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip labral tear
  • Bone fracture
  • Cancers
  • Dislocation
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Dysplasia
  • Strain
  • Bursitis

Symptoms of Hip Joint Pain

Depending on the condition that’s causing your hip joint pain, you might feel the discomfort in your:

  • Thigh area
  • Outside the joint
  • Inside the joint
  • Buttocks area
  • Groin area

When pain originating from a different part of the body spreads to the hip, it is important to investigate severe or persistent pain in the hip joint as it could indicate an underlying serious condition. If the pain persists or shows signs of infection, you should see a doctor. Seek immediate medical assistance under the following circumstances:

  • The pain came on suddenly without any advanced warning
  • Pain is worse when lying down or persists even with rest
  • A fall or other injury, link sports injury, is what leads to the hip joint pain
  • Your joint is visually bruised, misshapen, or bleeding
  • There was an audible popping noise when you hurt yourself
  • The pain is intense and is making it so you cannot sleep at night
  • You are unable to put any weight at all on the hip
  • You are unable to move your leg or hip at all
  • You hear or feel a clicking or catching sensation when you move the hip

Manifestations of Hip and Shoulder Problems


Whatever the cause, you’re likely to feel some level of pain or discomfort.


This is often the case with osteoarthritis.


This can result from a strain.

Reddened Skin

Swelling, heat, and reddened skin can all be signs of rheumatoid arthritis.

A Feeling Like an Electric Shock

Tingling, numbness, and a feeling like an electric shock can all be signs of sciatica.

One Leg Looks Shorter Than the Other

This is sometimes seen with hip fractures.


In the case of a serious condition or injury like a bone fracture, you may not be able to move the affected limb at all.

Regenerative Medicine for Hip and Shoulder Pain

Regenerative medicine emerged from the field of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology, offering the potential to restore damaged tissue through the stimulation of new growth. As indicated above, hip and shoulder pain often stems from injury, damage, or degeneration, and addressing the underlying cause can alleviate the pain completely.

Among the most promising approaches in regenerative medicine, stem cell recruitment stands out. At Pro Spine & Pain, we possess extensive expertise in this area. Stem cell recruitment has shown effectiveness in treating various conditions, including joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle damage, making it a potential therapeutic option for hip and shoulder pain.

Stem cells are a type of “undifferentiated” cells that can self-renew through cell division and have the ability to develop into various cell types required by the body. When applied to an injured area through a therapeutic procedure such as stem cell infusion, they facilitate healing by promoting the growth of healthy new tissue, which in turn provides pain relief through stem cell therapy. Pro Spine & Pain offers stem cell recruitment therapy using stem cell amniotic fluid injection.

Stem Cell Amniotic Fluid Injection

Stem cell amniotic fluid injections involve using stem cells derived from the amniotic fluid surrounding a developing fetus in the womb. Amniotic fluid contains a variety of cells, including stem cells, which have the potential to differentiate into different cell types. These injections are used as a treatment for various medical conditions, including joint pain.

The regenerative properties, anti-inflammatory effects, stimulating healing processes, and immunomodulation of stem cell amniotic fluid injections are what make the approach so effective.

Updated on Apr 26, 2024 by Dr. Thomas Stauss (Pain Management) of Pro Spine & Pain

Thomas Stauss, MD

Thomas Stauss, MD, completed both his undergraduate and medical studies at the esteemed University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Stauss values having access to a wide array of cutting-edge treatment options, ensuring effective relief for his patients' discomfort and a significant enhancement in their quality of life. More specifically, he specializes in utilizing implanted devices to manage chronic pain. Dr. Stauss’s primary objective is to uphold the dignity of each patient while delivering ethical and professional services.

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