Non-surgical treatment of the hip


Unfortunately, there are few effective non-surgical treatments for a painful arthritic hip joint.

Simple analgesics like paracetamol and the use of anti-inflammatory tablets (with medical advice) can be helpful.

The use of a walking stick (in the opposite hand) can allow for more comfortable longer walking.

Injections (of any sort) into the hip joint are usually not effective as treatment but are sometimes used diagnostically if there is any doubt that the hip joint is the source of pain.

Stem Cell Treatment

In the absence of credible published supportive evidence, Dr Kennedy does not currently support the administration of stem cell or PRP treatment to the hip joint.