Hip Injections for Pain Relief

If you suffers from bad hip pain, especially at the side of her left hip, you should visit your GP who will refer you to Global Diagnostics for an ultrasound scan for further investigation. Our Radiologist (specialist doctor) will review the diagnostic images from the ultrasound and may diagnose you with trochanteric bursitis, a common inflammatory condition of the bursa (a small, cushioning sac located where tendons pass over areas of bone).

With this diagnosis, it is recommended that you return to Global Diagnostics for an ultrasound-guided cortisone injection, made directly into the bursa. This type of injection can provide pain relief, as well as aiding in further diagnosis of the pain source.

Ultrasound-guided cortisone injections use dedicated, high-resolution ultrasound equipment and are very precise. This allows a radiologist to target the injection directly into the area of concern, maximising therapeutic outcomes.

Following the injection, you should feel relief from pain within three days and go about your day-to-day activities normally again. To book an appointment for an injection to your hip click here https://www.globaldiagnostics.com.au/page/patients/request-an-appointment.

 

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