Joint Injections

Joint injections can provide relief from pain and inflammation by reducing blood flow and decreasing the accumulation of immune system cells in the affected joint. The injections typically contain a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid. The anesthetic provides immediate pain relief for the procedure, while the steroid decreases inflammation by limiting the dilation of blood vessels around the joint for long-term pain relief.

The beneficial effects can last for months, allowing you to participate in physical therapy and/or an exercise program that can provide ongoing relief for your condition. Joint injections can also provide temporary pain relief for an event, such as a wedding or vacation, or postpone the need for surgery until a later date.

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