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Joint Injection

Receive joint injections for knee, hip, and shoulder pain.

Nobody should have to deal with chronic joint pain. Our medical injections can help you find the long-term relief you've been looking for.

What are joint injections?

Joint injections involve medication entering an inflamed joint (which is any place two bones move against each other and are surrounded by a capsule). This may include knees, hips, and shoulders, which are common areas of pain we see in our patients. These injections help patients reduce joint inflammation, irritation, and/or tissue swelling.

What to Expect from Joint Injections

A pain specialist will prep the patient with a cleaning solution while he or she is sitting or lying down for the procedure. No sedation is necessary for a joint injection, which contains a steroid and either a numbing medication or saline. Your pain specialist will inject the medication into your inflamed joint.

After the injection, the patient may feel his or her pain is reduced or gone, because of the numbing medication. This will last only for a few hours, but then pain will return and the patient may be sore for a day or two. This is completely normal, and he or she should start noticing pain relief within three to five days. You can repeat injections every couple of months if necessary.

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