Joint Injections (hip, knee, shoulder, feet and hands)
Joint injections can be performed to help with pain and inflammation associated with degenerative changes, arthritis and injury. They can be performed with X-ray or ultrasound guidance. Joint injections can help minimize pain and improve range of motion to facilitate participation in a physical therapy or exercise program. The medication used can be a combination of a local anesthetic and steroid to help reduce inflammation. In some cases, hyaluronic acid can be used in the knee joint when other medications fail. It acts as a lubricant and reduces pain and improves mobility.
Some patients may benefit from platelet rich plasma (PRP) injected into the joints. PRP uses the body’s own naturally occurring components to facilitate the healing process.