Any joint in the body can experience inflammation and pain. The hip joint is the largest in the body and integral for any type of leg movement. When inflammation occurs in the hip, it can be extremely painful and limit mobility for the patient. One of the non-invasive treatment options offered at Medici Spine & Pain to offer relief from hip joint pain is steroid injections.
Hip pain is not always caused by problems with the joint. Nerves from the spine, like the sciatic nerve, can cause hip pain even when there are no problems with the hip joint. One of the purposes of using hip injections is to diagnose the source of hip pain. If an anti-inflammatory injection in the hip relieves the pain, this can help determine the best types of treatments for long-term relief. If a hip injection does not relieve the hip pain, it can rule out certain conditions.
Steroid Injections for Hip Pain
Hip injections can be used to relieve pain and improve mobility for patients with hip joint inflammation. Arthritis and bursitis are common causes of inflammation in the hip joint that can create chronic hip pain. Hip injections usually contain a local anesthetic that will numb the area to provide immediate pain relief. While this anesthetic will wear off in a few hours, cortisone or an anti-inflammatory steroid is also administered into the joint to relieve inflammation over the next several days. If inflammation is causing the hip pain, hip injections can offer relief for several weeks or even months.
Are you suffering from chronic hip pain that is limiting your mobility and affecting your quality of life? Come see us at Medici Spine & Pain. We offer effective treatment and relief from chronic hip pain. Contact us at our clinics in the greater Atlanta area to schedule a hip pain consultation with one of our physicians.