Joint Injections

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.

What Happens?

  • 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

The Benefits:

  • 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.