Where is the Hip joint?
The Hip joint is a firm, large joint that that connects the pelvic bones to the thigh bone. They move constantly when the body is in motion. Additionally, they coordinate muscle firing patterns between the pelvis, low back and hips while walking, running and bending. Basic structural support is also provided while standing in place and sitting. Frequently, Hip joint dysfunction coexists arthritis. When these joints become inflamed or irritated, they may cause pain in the hip region and restriction of motion.
What is a Hip joint injection?
Used as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool, this injection hip pain. An anti-inflammatory steroid medication and local anesthetic is injected into the inflamed joint. The local anesthetic numbs the joint and also numbs and relaxes the muscles around the joint. To ensure proper placement of the medication the procedure is performed under x-ray – also known as fluoroscopy.