Joint Injections

Joint injections are used to deliver steroids directly into a joint, such as a shoulder, knee, ankle or wrist. Joint injections are helpful for those who are living with pain due to arthritis or an injury.

Joint Injections

A joint injection is a minimally invasive steroid injection that can temporarily relieve pain caused by an inflamed joint. The procedure serves two functions. First, it can be used as a diagnostic test to determine whether the pain is coming from the joint. Second, it can be used to treat inflammation and pain caused by a variety of conditions.

A steroid injection contains both an anesthetic and a corticosteroid. When administered directly into the painful area, corticosteroid injections can reduce inflammation and be effective. When administered directly into the painful area, the injections can reduce inflammation and be effective.

Injections can be made in the following areas:
● Facet joints of the spine
● Knee, ankle and foot
● Sacroiliac joint and coccyx
● Shoulder, elbow and hand
● Hip joint

Good candidate for joint injections

A steroid injection may be beneficial if you have pain caused by joint inflammation. A joint injection is typically recommended for those who have not responded to other conservative methods alone. Joint injections work well in conjunction with other treatments.