Injections for Hip Pain
Offered in East Orange and Newark, NJ
Whether they experience symptoms due to injury, aging, underlying disease, overuse, or other factors, patients living with hip conditions may benefit from the non-surgical injections offered at Prospect Spine and Pain (PSP). Our Newark, NJ practice is home to board-certified, fellowship-trained Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician Dr. Maria Cabodevilla-Conn, who is standing by to accurately pinpoint the cause of your hip pain and develop a customized, minimally invasive treatment plan that may involve hip injections.
About Hip Injections
Hip injections are a viable treatment option for patients who have attempted other minimally invasive treatments, like anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy, but have yet to find relief from their symptoms, which may include:
- Trouble with mobility and/or limping
- Stiffness, swelling, tenderness, and weakness
- Abnormal sensations such as numbness, sticking, locking, or grinding
- Pain when bending or leaning over or that radiates to the extremities
- Symptoms that worsen or flare up after vigorous activity, in the morning, during rainy weather, or after long periods of sitting
To determine whether hip injections are a viable treatment option for our patients, Dr. Maria Cabodevilla-Conn will deploy specialized examination techniques, utilize medical imaging, and more to rule out other potential causes of a patient’s symptoms and form an accurate diagnosis. She will then rely on her expertise to determine which minimally invasive treatment options, such as hip injections, may be most effective for hip conditions such as:
- Bursitis of the hip
- Inflammatory arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Psoriatic arthritis
- And more…
Types of Hip Injections
There are several types of hip injections, and the right option for your condition will depend on the exact components of the hip that are affected. The hip joint itself is made up of the femur (thigh bone) and pelvis, which contains the ilium, pubis, and ischium bones. The hip is also home to bursae, which are tiny, fluid-filled sacs found throughout the body that cushion bones, tendons, and muscles. There are two types of major bursae located in the hip, including trochanteric and ischial bursa, which can become irritated or inflamed and affect the hip’s side or upper buttocks, respectively.
After determining a correct diagnosis, Dr. Maria Cabodevilla-Conn may recommend an injection to reduce the inflammation and recommend targeted physical therapy to help improve pain and mobility.
Request An Appointment at Prospect Spine and Pain (PSP)
Don’t let hip pain interfere with your mobility and affect your quality of life. To learn more about whether hip injections may be the right treatment option for you, contact us today for a consultation with Dr. Maria Cabodevilla-Conn at Prospect Spine and Pain (PSP) in Newark, NJ.