Joint Injection

At Reid Physicians Group, Joint injections are performed in our office, often with a cold spray or other local anesthesia. After the skin surface is thoroughly cleaned, the joint is entered with a needle attached to a syringe. At this point, medications can be injected into the joint space. This technique also applies to injections into a bursa or tendon sheath to treat bursitis and tendonitis, respectively.

Commonly injected joints include the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist, base of the thumb and small joints of the hands and feet.

What benefits are derived from joint injections?

Joint injections decrease the accumulation of fluid and cells in the joint and reduces pain and stiffness. They may be given to treat inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendonitis, bursitis and osteoarthritis.

Joint Injections (JI) Fast Facts
  • Joint injection is used to put the medications into the joint.
  • Joint injection with medication can provide the relief for the pain and swelling in the joint.
  • The risks for joint injections are minimal. Infection, bleeding, and other major risks are rare.

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