Joint injections are used to treat pain in the hip, knee, and shoulder related to:
Joint injections are injections of different medications used to temporarily treat joint pain.
The types of joint injections available to patients include:
Corticosteroid injections use a combination of steroid medication and an anesthetic to reduce inflammation in order to alleviate pain.
Hyaluronic acid injections
Hyaluronic acid injections are typically used in the knee. These injections are applied when corticosteroid injections are not successful in relieving pain. Hyaluronic acid is similar to the naturally occurring substance in the body that lubricates the joints. By injecting additional hyaluronic acid into the knee, doctors aim to create more lubrication in the joint, helping it to function properly.
Platelet-rich plasma injections
Platelet-rich-plasma injections, also called PRP injections, use the patient’s own blood to stimulate and encourage the body’s natural healing process of the cartilage and tissues within the joints.