Joint Injections are used in the treatment of muscle and joint inflammatory reactions in areas of the body such as the finger, toe, wrist, ankle, shoulder, hip, knee and tendons.
A patient having a problem with arthritis, gout, tendonitis, rotators cuff issues or musculoskeletal issues may also benefit from this procedure.
- Joint injections or aspirations (taking fluid out of a joint) are performed with a cold spray or other local anaesthesia
- Anti-inflammatory agents may be injected that slow down the accumulation of cells responsible for producing inflammation and pain within the joint space
- Benefit is experienced within a few days, if successful and can last for months.
- The medicine should help decrease any inflammation, swelling, tenderness, or heat the joint is holding.
- Generally, the patient will respond after one injection, however it may be necessary to administer a further injection, if suitable
- Side-effects are few, but can occur. These may include tenderness, warmth, or swelling, around the injection site.