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Nevada Pain Care Treatments

Hip Joint Injection

This outpatient injection procedure relieves hip, leg or buttock pain caused by arthritis or other damage to the hip joint.

Treatment Quick Facts

What is this treatment for?

A hip joint injection is for the treatment of hip, leg, or buttock pain caused by a variety of conditions. This may include arthritis, joint disorders, or damage caused by an injury to the area.

How is this treatment administered?

Your provider injects a soothing mixture of numbing anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroid medication into the hip joint.

How long is this treatment?

The procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes, and may be repeated as needed.
Watch and learn

Please take a moment to watch a quick procedure video.

If you have any questions, please contact us and we would be happy to help you.

About the Hip Joint Injection


The hup joint is an extremely active location on the body, allowing us to move freely through the day. Because the joint is under near-constant use, it is prone to injury and degradation over time. The hip joint injection offers a way to target pain in the hip, leg, and buttock by injecting soothing medication directly to the targeted area, thereby restoring function to patients who lost hip mobility due to pain conditons.

Is it right for me?

If you are experiencing shoulder pain caused by arthritis or injury that has not responded to conservative treatments, a therapeutic shoulder joint injection may be an option for you.

What is the procedure like?

To start, you lie on your back and your skin is numbed. The doctor pushes a very small needle through this numbed skin and down to your hip joint. Ultrasound can be used to guide the needle, or a video x-ray device called a "fluoroscope" can be used. If so, the doctor will inject some contrast dye to help make sure the needle is in your joint. Then, the medicine is injected and it bathes your joint. If your pain is coming from the joint, you may start feeling better quickly. The doctor may ask you questions about how your hip feels as the medicine starts to work. You may be asked to move your hip to see if it still hurts.

What happens after the procedure?

After the injection, you'll be watched closely for a brief time and then allowed to go home. Over the next few hours, you may notice that your hip feels a lot better. Over the next several days, the medicine can help reduce inflammation in your hip. This can give you even more relief. Your Nevada Pain Care provider will give you tips to help you recover.

Is this treatment right for you?

Schedule an appointment to discuss this treatment with your provider.

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