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How Long Will Joint Injections Relieve My Hip Pain?

If you’re among the more than 50 million adults in the United States living with joint pain due to arthritis, then you know how much it can affect your daily life. Activities you once enjoyed may now be difficult, and even simple tasks may cause discomfort. 

If you’re dealing with hip pain, Getting relief means finding the right treatment option for you. Here at aCELLerated Interventional Orthopedics, interventional spine and pain management physician Brian Rich, MD, offers a range of options for treating pain, including hip pain. 

Corticosteroid injections offer rapid relief, and how long that pain relief lasts depends on various factors.

Corticosteroid injections ease hip pain

Steroid injections are known for their quick and effective relief. These injections deliver corticosteroid medication directly into the affected hip joint, relieving inflammation and easing pain. 

Corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory effects, making them an excellent option for achieving rapid relief from hip pain. 

Patients often experience significant pain reduction and improvement in joint function, which can last for several weeks to a few months. The procedure is relatively quick and minimally invasive. 

While steroid injections are effective, they’re generally considered a short-term solution and are often used along with other treatments like physical therapy for longer-lasting pain management and improved joint health.

Individual responses vary

Individual responses to joint injections can differ significantly. The effectiveness and duration of pain relief are influenced by factors such as the severity of your condition, your overall health, and activity level. Patients with milder conditions may experience more extended periods of relief.

The role of follow-up care

Follow-up care is crucial in maximizing the benefits of joint injections. Incorporating physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles around the hip joint, improve range of motion, and potentially extend the period of pain relief. 

Regular check-ups provide the opportunity for ongoing joint health assessment, which helps to plan for future treatments or injections as needed.

Complementary treatments

While joint injections can offer significant pain relief, they’re often most effective when part of a comprehensive treatment strategy. Complementary treatments like physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications as well as lifestyle changes like weight loss can enhance overall pain management. 

These therapies can also help address other aspects of joint health, contributing to better management of hip pain.

Relief from hip pain

Joint injections provide a valuable option for relieving hip pain. Dr. Rich provides you with an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve adequate relief so you can do the things you enjoy.

Of course, a consultation is an essential first step to determine the most suitable approach to manage hip pain effectively. Request an appointment with Dr. Rich here at aCELLerated Interventional Orthopedics to discuss treatment options today. 

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