Hip joint injections provide lasting relief from arthritis and other painful conditions. They have advanced the treatment of hip pain and other areas affected by that pain, including the lower back, buttock, and leg.
The hip joint is a large joint where the leg joins the pelvis. Pain sufferers typically experience discomfort due to arthritis, injury, or overuse. Arthritis is a degenerative disease that occurs when the cartilage lining the joint surface shrinks and wears down, causing stress on the bone, as well as inflammation and enlargement of the joint.
Ultrasound provides guidance by properly targeting and placing the medicine into your joint. Hip joint injections are safely performed in Dr. Carney’s office and typically take a short time to complete.
What To Expect After the Injection
Though not a cure, hip joint injections are a proven alternative to surgery and have been known to successfully reduce pain for patients. After the procedure, you may experience soreness for 1-2 days. Dr. Carney may recommend you refrain from overexerting yourself the day of the procedure, with you returning to your usual activities the following day. You may even see immediate relief just minutes after the procedure.