INJECTIONS FOR HIP OA

(OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE HIP)

Common Symptoms

The following are the signs and symptoms of hip osteoarthritis:

  • Pain in your hip/groin crease, especially while sitting or putting your socks on.
  • Dressing, walking, and gardening are all activities that cause pain.
  • Pain that occurs after a period of rest, such as getting out of bed or from a chair.
  • When moving your knee towards your chest, you may experience stiffness or a lack of movement.

These symptoms can be alleviated through hip injections and alternative therapies.

Hip Injection Treatments

  • Cortisone injections in hip osteoarthritis can provide relief by reducing inflammation and easing pain.

  • Hyaluronic acid, a viscous fluid naturally present in joints, is sometimes injected into the hip to alleviate pain and improve mobility in individuals with hip osteoarthritis.

Let's start your journey with us:

  • Call us on 020 8870 8761 or email us at: info@joint-injections.co.uk to book your appointment.
  • If you will benefit from our services, then the next steps would be:
  • Comprehensive Musculoskeletal examination and testing.
  • Ultrasound scan (if required) to have clarity about why you are in pain.
  • Same day treatment.
  • Fixed fee structure so you can plan your expenses. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Osteoarthritis of the hip and groin is a prevalent cause of hip and groin discomfort in adults over 50. Hip osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects the joint anatomy. The cartilage in the joint (a protective, shock-absorbing layer that allows for friction-free mobility) wears down with time. The exposed joint surfaces come into contact with one another over time as a result of repetitive joint loading. This causes the joint to become inflamed, which can lead to severe injury.

If your symptoms don’t match, there are a number of other disorders that might mimic hip osteoarthritis. These frequently consist of.

  • Iliopsoas tendinopathy/bursitis
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome

Hip osteoarthritis is frequently associated with pain in the groyne area, which is positioned in the hip crease. Greater trochanteric pain syndrome, on the other hand, is not a joint issue and refers to discomfort arising from a gluteal (buttock) tendon or bursa (anatomical washer) on the outside of the hip, at a location known as the greater trochanter (the bone you can feel on the side of your hip when you lay on your side).

Osteoarthritis of the hip is frequent in the elderly. It’s excruciatingly painful and frequently accompanied by stiffness. Greater trochanteric pain syndrome can strike anyone at any age and be caused by a variety of reasons such as poor muscular control or habitual posture. It isn’t always linked to hip joint stiffness.

Many factors have been linked to the start of hip osteoarthritis, including:
 
  • Increased body weight as you get older
  • Previous trauma, procedures, or serious injuries, such as a hip fracture/break Poor biomechanics and muscular weakness
  • Previous injury or trauma, as well as prolonged periods of excessive pressure on a joint, are all factors to consider.
  • Hip dysplasia, for example, is a congenital or hereditary condition.
  • Sports and jobs that place an excessive amount of strain on the joint over a long period of time.

Osteoarthritis of the hip is typically a progressive illness that worsens over weeks or months, generally creeping up slowly over time. Pain might be triggered by what appears to be a harmless situation at the moment. Tripping, twisting, or missing a step, for example. When performing chores such as putting on your shoes and socks or getting out of the automobile, you will sense your hip stiffening and becoming uncomfortable. The pain is most commonly felt in the groyne and around the side of the hip, but it can also radiate down the front and side of the leg and into the knee.

Arthritic pain is episodic in nature, and you will have good days and bad days. Acute flare-ups might last a few weeks, but they usually subside with rest and medicine. As your hip osteoarthritis worsens, you may notice a greater loss of joint range of motion and increased morning stiffness. You can also begin to limp and experience pain at night.

At Joint Injections, many of our physiotherapists are also highly skilled sonographers, and at your session, they will do a diagnostic ultrasound of your hip and surrounding soft tissues. This is an excellent investigation for hip discomfort since it allows you to see not just the bones and joints, but also the muscles, tendons, and joints that surround them. We can also determine the extent of inflammation and swelling in the joint and its surrounding components.

  • Try to lose weight – it can make a big difference in how much pain you have and how well you can function.
  • Rest or reduce the activities that make your pain worse.
  • Begin a gradual strengthening routine.
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers like paracetamol or ibuprofen.

The Arthritis Research Council (ARC) recommends no more than three steroid injections per year, separated by at least three months. We attempt to keep the number of steroid injections to a bare minimum at Joint Injections.

At Joint Injections, we use real-time ultrasound guidance for all of our injections. This ensures that the injection into the joint is precise. A hip injection should not be performed without the use of a needle. Injections are used to relieve discomfort, enhance range of motion, and postpone surgery. We always recommend starting a course of physiotherapy after an injection to get the most pain reduction. We usually inject steroid or hyaluronic acid at Joint Injections. We may inject both at the same time on some occasions.

Joint Injection’s experts are dual-trained, highly specialised physiotherapists and musculoskeletal sonographers with extensive experience diagnosing all Hip and pelvis disorders. We provide a ‘one-stop’ clinic, which means you’ll get an examination, a diagnostic ultrasound, and, if necessary, an ultrasound-guided injection.