Table 1

Pain and functional ability after corticosteroid hip injection

Time after corticosteroid hip injection
0 weeks 2 weeks 12 weeks 26 weeks
Total pain28.5 (21–32)22.4*** (14–26)23.8* (18–29)24.9 (19–30)
Night pain7.5 (5–9)4.9*** (2–7)6.6* (3–8)6.7 (4–8)
Rest pain5.4 (3–8)3.3** (2–5)4.0 (3–7)4.7 (3–7)
Weight bearing pain8.6 (7–9)6.6*** (4–9)7.3*(5–9)7.5 (6–9)
Referred pain7.3 (5–8)5.4**(3–8)5.9 (4–8)6.9 (5.3–7.7)
Function range 0–135 (4–7)6 (4–7)5 (4–7)5.5 (5–7)
  • The values are medians (interquartile range) for pain by 10 cm VAS; total pain is the sum of the components of night, rest, weight bearing, and referred pain (maximum = 40 cm). Significant change from baseline is shown; * p<0.05, ** p<0.01, ***p<0.001 (Wilcoxon signed rank test).