Joint injections are a regular procedure wherein a solution of anesthetic and corticosteroid is injected directly into the joint tissue. It is one of the most reliable methods of managing degenerative joint pain from osteoarthritis. While not a “cure” for arthritis or joint pain, the steroid will reduce inflammation for a period of up to several months, allowing you to participate in activities that had previously been too painful.

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The most commonly injected joints are the ankle, knee, shoulders, elbows, wrists as well as the small joints of the hands and feet. If pain is a regular part of your life, our pain clinic might be able to help you.

As previously mentioned, some types of arthritis require quick action. If you have a type of arthritis that can cause permanent joint injury, getting treatment quickly can help preserve joint function and avoid other serious health problems. It is a good idea to talk with your doctor about your joint health, risks for arthritis, or any joint pain that you may be experiencing.