Joint injections are typically performed for localized joint pain which is often the result of inflammation or degeneration due to injury or illness. The Bursa is a lining of the joints that can also cause localized pain around joint regions and is also easily treated with Bursa injections.
Fluoroscopy (like a video X-ray) is commonly used to guide placement of the needle to the injection site. An anti-inflammatory drug, such as cortisone or a steroid, is then injected into the joint.
Pain at the injection site may increase immediately after the injection and before the medication can take effect. Pain relief usually occurs within a few hours to a few days, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Re-treatment may be necessary in time, again depending on the severity of the condition.
Precision Pain Care uses strategies, methods and technology designed to break the cycle of pain and improve a patient’s quality of life.