painful condition related to hip joint is different one,it can be apply as therapeutic as well as diagnostic.
Diagnosis – Because the injection includes numbing medicine that is placed into the joint, the amount of immediate pain relief experienced will help confirm or rule out the joint as a source of pain. If there is no pain when the joint is numb, then the joint is likely to be the source of pain.
Fluoroscopy(x-ray) is used in hip joint injections for guidance in properly targeting and placing the needle, and for avoiding nerve or other injury. The physician will inject contrast dye to confirm that the medicine goes into the joint, and then the medicine is slowly released into the joint.
As a proven alternative to surgery, hip joint injections successfully reduce pain for patients. Following the procedure, however, you may have soreness for one to two days. It’s recommended that you take it easy the day of the procedure, but return to your usual activities the following day. You can expect immediate relief minutes after the procedure and prolonged relief from the corticosteroid medicine.but Radiofrquency has best proven results.
While not a cure, hip joint injections are very effective in reducing inflammation of the joint and providing considerable to complete pain relief for an extended period of time. For even longer lasting benefits, advanced procedures, such as dextrose injection and viscosupplementation,and Radiofrequency ablation may be recommended. These innovative techniques promote healing and the potential for prolong improvement.