Joint Injections for Pain
Joint injections are typically used to ease joint pain and increase mobility. They are recommended as an alternative to medicine or surgical options. Joint injections also have the ability to reduce inflammation and can allow individuals to experience relief from joint pain for a number of months.
Common types of joint injection include; corticosteroid injections, used to reduce inflammatory cell activity and address pain; hyaluronic acid injections, generally used for cases in which corticosteroid injections have proven ineffective, and specifically in the knee joint; platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, for osteoarthritis joint pain; and placental tissue matrix (PTM) injections, which can decrease pain and promote healing.
We offer steroid and anaesthetic injections for painful conditions of shoulder, shoulder blade, elbow, wrist and hand (including injections for carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger and trigger thumb), hip, knee, heel and foot.
Joint injections can be used to address painful symptoms caused by a wide variety of conditions associated with the foot, knee, hip, fingers, wrist, elbow and shoulder joints. Joint pain can arise from an injury, wear and tear, or inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout and systemic lupus erythematosus.
In many cases, joint problems can lead to pain in other areas of the body, such as the lower back, legs, buttocks, and groin. Joint injections - typically administered at the foot, knee, shoulder or hip - can help to ease these symptoms, too.