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Cortisone is used widely for relieving inflammation. When delivered directly to the source of pain, it can be a safe and effective pain management tool. At DOCS Health, we offer interventional pain treatments that focus on stopping pain near its source, minimizing the need for harmful or addictive oral pain medications. We offer hip joint steroid injection treatment to relieve pain and improve mobility at our medical center in Los Angeles.

The hip joint contains many components that can deteriorate or be injured, resulting in inflammation and pain. Ligaments, tendons, labrum, bursa and cartilage are all components in the hip that can be damaged and result in pain. Steroid injections are often recommended for hip pain, since they offer a quick and effective way to relieve inflammation directly. Some hip conditions that may benefit from hip joint steroid injections include:

  • Labrum tears
  • Hip arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Injuries to the hip

Precise injections are vital to ensure the steroid is delivered to the exact point in the hip causing pain or mobility issues. Our pain specialists utilize advanced imaging to deliver accurate hip joint steroid injections, guiding the injection to the correct spot within the hip.

Hip Cortisone Shots

Cortisone can quickly relieve inflammation that can cause hip pain. Hip joint steroid injections contain two main ingredients: cortisone and anesthetic medication. The anesthetic provides immediate pain relief, which wears off in a few hours. This can help for diagnostic purposes, ensuring the injection delivered the steroid to the correct location. Cortisone or steroid medications take longer to work than the anesthetic. Over the days following the cortisone shot, inflammation is reduced in the targeted area. The treatment is minimally invasive and requires little downtime for the patient.

For those with hip pain due to injury, arthritis, bursitis or other hip conditions, a hip joint steroid injection may offer relief for several weeks or months. If you suffer from hip pain in the greater Los Angeles area, come see us at DOCS Health. Contact our facility to schedule a hip pain consultation to discuss the best treatment plan to give you relief.