Hip Block Injection

  • Performed as a diagnostic and therapeutic injection
  • Steroid calms inflammation down but may only last 6-12 weeks
  • If inflammation is very severe then the block may have minimal or no effect
  • 6-12 weeks provides time for a therapy program to build hip and pelvic strength
  • Patients who continue to ‘impinge’ despite therapy may be candidates for surgery
  • Patients who have Hip Block Injection plus therapy do better than those who do therapy alone

 

Frequently Asked Questions – Hip Block Injection

 

When should I start physiotherapy?

2 weeks post-op. You will then need to go weekly until your outpatient appointment at 6 weeks post-op

How long should I have physiotherapy for?

3 months or at least 5-10 sessions

When can I drive?

Immediately

Is pain expected?

Mild to moderate for the first few days

How long will I be off work for?

The day of the procedure

Will I be able to walk normally?

Yes

How long do I need to wear stockings for?

Not required for this procedure

How long do I need to keep my dressing on for?

1 day

Can I go home by myself?

Escorted

When can I start exercising?

2 weeks post procedure and with the advice from your Physiotherapist

When can I fly?

Immediately