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.