Do you suffer from stiff, achy hips that make movement difficult? Hyaluronic acid injections offer an effective solution for long-term relief from hip arthritis pain. These injections lubricate the hip joint, reducing friction and cushioning the joint. Patients experience less pain and regain mobility.
Arthritis, injuries, pinched nerves, and cancer often cause hip pain. The pain may be intense and sharp or a dull ache worsened by activity. Treatment varies by cause. It may include medication to reduce inflammation.
Physical therapy can strengthen muscles supporting the joint. Surgery may become necessary, like hip replacement for severe arthritis. The goal of hip pain treatment is to relieve pain and maintain mobility, which often requires lifestyle changes, therapy, medication, or possibly surgery.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in joint fluid. It functions like a lubricant and cushion that allows fluid, pain-free motion of the hip joint. In osteoarthritis, the hyaluronic acid in the joint becomes low in quantity and quality. It leads to pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of mobility.
Hyaluronic acid injections supplement the natural fluid. The injected solution hydrates the joint, cushions impact, and restores lubrication. It provides long-lasting pain relief. It is important to note that they are not a cure. The effects of hyaluronic acid injections can vary from person to person.
Our clinic uses Durolane hyaluronic acid because it provides longer-lasting relief than other brands. Durolane contains stabilized hyaluronic acid, which can remain in the joint longer. It also has a higher concentration for enhanced effectiveness. The patented treatment allows the hyaluronic acid to resist breakdown and deliver durable results.
Patients Choose Durolane Because:
Doctors directly deliver Durolane into the arthritic hip joint. There, it coats the joint and provides sustained lubrication and cushioning.
The process of receiving injections is simple and convenient. First, you will have a comprehensive consultation to evaluate if the injections are right for you. You will discuss your medical history, hip issues, and treatment goals.
The procedure takes about 15 minutes. First, doctors thoroughly numb the hip area with a local anesthetic. Then, they insert a small needle into the hip joint space using imaging guidance.
Slowly, they inject Durolane to coat the joint and fill the space. After injecting, they remove the needle and apply a bandage. After a brief recovery period, most patients can resume normal activities on the same day with little or no downtime. You may feel mild discomfort, which resolves within a day or two.
If you suffer from painful osteoarthritis of the hip, hyaluronic acid injections may be the solution. Find out if these injections are appropriate to get you lasting relief. Do not wait to regain your active lifestyle. Get in touch today to start feeling better tomorrow.
For more on hyaluronic acid injections, visit ReAlignMed at our office in Chicago, Illinois.
Call 773-665-4400 to schedule an appointment today.