Do you suffer from hip pain that has failed to improve with time and/or conservative therapy? If so you may be a candidate for this quick and simple treatment option.
Bursa Injection Q&A
What is a Bursa Injection?
A bursa injection can help alleviate joint pain caused by arthritis, bursitis or other painful inflammatory diseases. Steroid medication is injected into your bursa, a gel-filled sac that helps muscles and tendons glide over bones, to help reduce inflammation and alleviate the pain.
What are the Benefits?
These injections will help you experience pain relief from hip pain.
How Does it Work?
The procedure is minimally invasive and uncomplicated. Before the actual injection, the doctor will inject a local anesthetic in the treatment area to numb the skin.
Following the hip injection it will be very important to monitor the injection site for any signs of prolonged inflammation, infection or excessive bleeding. The area around the injection site may feel somewhat sore for a few days following the procedure, and the doctor may recommend using cold therapy on the area to reduce swelling.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Typically, the pain relief experienced from this procedure lasts 3-6 months, and some patients have reported that one injection has taken care of the pain and swelling. Results vary by patient. Generally, we limit the number of injections.
When Will I Feel Better?
The patient may also be directed to limit activities for a few days immediately following the hip injection. This is important not only for limiting the chance of infection, but also to minimize potential post-injection pain and inflammation, and get an accurate idea of how the injection has affected the patient’s pain levels.
Is a Bursa Injection Right for Me?
If you have not experienced sufficient pain relief with treatments such as acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce the inflammation, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, an injection can sometimes be helpful for pain relief and to increase mobility or movement in the hip. We will schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Physicians, to see if this treatment is a good fit for you.