Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers: Joint Injections For Hip Pain
The hip joint is the body’s largest ball-and-socket joint that fits together in a way that is supposed to allow for fluid movement. Whenever you use your hip, whether that be for a brisk walk, a jog, or a run, a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction. Unfortunately, the hip isn’t indestructible. If this joint experiences arthritis, injury, or mechanical stress, a person is likely to feel pain in the hip, buttock, leg, or low back. Our Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers team has a possible solution for these types of pains.
Joint injections are usually a safe and feasible treatment for hip joint pain. If the first injection does not relieve your symptoms in two to three weeks, Dr. Christensen of Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers may recommend that you have one more injection. If you respond to the injections and still have residual pain, he may recommend that you have more injections on an as-needed basis, depending on the underlying condition of the joint.
The medication is usually a form of steroid meant to reduce inflammation and swelling of tissue in the joint space. It only takes a few minutes to administer the injection, but it takes a few days for the soreness to completely subside. Most patients will feel pain relief between the third and fifth day after the injection.
Not all patients are perfect candidates for joint injections. It is sometimes difficult to predict if the injection will indeed help you or not. The patients who have recent onset of pain or milder pain may respond much better than the ones with a longstanding pain or severe pain.
Our Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers team is dedicated to providing patients with the highest standard of care. If you’re having problems with the pain caused by your hip joint, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 405-751-0011. We’ll set you up with an appointment and make certain whether joint injections are the best option for you.