About

Joint injections can pinpoint and alleviate pain caused by irritation or injury to the affected joint(s). Under ultrasound or using fluoroscopic guidance (x-ray imaging), a pain specialist injects a local anesthetic into the affected joint. If this anesthetic relieves the patient’s pain, the diagnosis is confirmed. A corticosteroid medication, a robust and long-acting medicine reduces inflammation and provides pain relief over an extended period, is also injected.

How It Helps

Joint injections are helpful in treating pain and inflammation in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, hands, and feet.