• Leading RIT provider in the Tampay Bay Area
  • Leading RIT provider in the Tampay Bay Area
  • Leading RIT provider in the Tampay Bay Area


Chronic hip problems are very common.   When you suffer from severely advanced degenerative joint disease, hip replacement surgery may be a helpful treatment.

But what to do when degenerative changes are minimal or moderate but the hip discomfort is severe?  You may also have weakness, a small tear in the joint capsule or a degenerative condition in the muscle tendons that move the hip. You might hear a click or snap with each step in addition to sacroiliac joint discomfort and instability on the same side.

Hip and related problems are usually found during detailed physical examination.  Prolotherapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) can cure and/or improve the problems, stabilize the hip and significantly increase functional activities. Treatment involves injections to the hip joint, tendons and often the sacroiliac joint and its ligaments.

The following stories about two of our patients may be of interest.

A gentlemen in his eighties, still working as insurance specialist, came in with complaints of low back problems about four years ago.  He had been offered surgery for his back but did not want to have the operation.  Physical examination revealed that his left leg was 2.5 inches shorter than right. The left hip joint was severely deformed on his x-ray.  He was then advised to have hip replacement surgery but refused.

He had six series of prolotherapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) in this office and built up his shoe 2 inches.  Though he is still limping slightly, he has no discomfort and is still working part time.  His last injection was 1½ years ago.  

Another patient’s story is about a 59 year old doctor’s wife who had her right hip replaced at the age of 50 and the left hip at the age of 54.  She suffered severe low back discomfort and could only walk for a short distance wearing “orthopedic” shoes with springs attached to the heels.  She was told by the operating surgeon that her hip replacements were fine but she may need back surgery.

Physical examination revealed discomfort around the sacroiliac joints and in the tendons of her replaced hips. After only her second series of injections, she walks in normal shoes and her endurance has improved immensely.  She is scheduled for her 4th RIT session and appears to improve with every treatment.

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Druhill Professional Center
611 Druid Rd East
Suite 303
Clearwater FL 33756
Phone: 727-787-5555


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