If you are suffering from hip joint osteoarthritis with only mild or moderate wear, you may benefit from regular pain relieving injections of cortisone. Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid which can temporarily provide relief from your hip pain due to arthritis. However, since it can only affect the symptoms and not the cause of the pain, multiple regular injections are needed for prolonged pain management.
Each patient reacts to cortisone injections differently depending on their individual situation; the amount of inflammation, the rate of hip joint wear, and other variables can make it more successful for some than others. Some patients have reported only gaining a few weeks without pain, but others manage to go pain-free for a year! On average, you can expect around 3 to 6 months of relief.