Hip Joint Steroid Injection
Osteoarthritis, tissue injuries, overuse and trauma can cause hip pain that keeps you from the activities you love, even after you’ve tried medical treatment. An injection of medication directly into the arthritic joint may be a solution, both for pain relief as well as to help diagnose the source of your hip pain. Caliber Pain™ offers hip joint steroid injections for diagnosis and pain relief from hip joint-related conditions at our facility in New York City.
Hip Joint Pain Diagnosis and Relief
By placing numbing medicine into the hip joint, we can gauge the amount of immediate pain relief you experience. If the pain goes away completely or to a great degree, we can confirm that the hip joint itself is the source of pain and not the symptom of other conditions. Along with the numbing medication, a steroid is injected into the hip to reduce inflammation and promote healing and can provide long term pain relief.
The benefit of hip joint pain relief from steroid injections can vary by individual. For some, the relief lasts several months or longer. If the treatment works for you, you can have periodic hip joint steroid injections to stay pain-free. You may want to consider a hyaluronate or a regenerative option, like stem cells from bone marrow or adipose tissue or PRP (platelet-rich plasma), for their longer-term healing and tissue repair properties. Talk to one of our interventional pain specialists to determine the right treatment plan for your condition.
Interventional treatments, like hip joint steroid injections, can offer pain relief, delaying or replacing the need for invasive procedures like hip joint surgery. To learn more about our interventional and regenerative medicine treatments for hip osteoarthritis or pain, contact Caliber Pain™ at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan to schedule an appointment.