At times, diagnosis of a condition may involve aspiration of the joint and examination of the fluid under microscope. The characteristics of the fluid can help us differentiate between different types of arthritis. Most joints can also be injected with anesthetics and corticosteroids for rapid pain relief. Almost every joint can be injected to relieve pain.
These are some of the joints that Comprehensive Rheumatology Center will aspirate and inject:
Injuries to tendons and bursae are very common and can result from sports or any repetitive movement of our daily lives. If conservative management does not resolve the pain, corticosteroid injection is very helpful for pain relief, and often, healing of the injury
These are examples of such injuries:
Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Hyaluronic acid is a viscous material that lubricates the joint and is thought to also stimulate cartilage growth.
These injections are given every few months depending on the severity of the arthritis, and are sometimes uses to prolong for prevent surgery
These injections are currently approved for the knee joint:
Frequently Asked Questions
The frequency of treatments will depend on the individual case. In general, shots should be spaced at least 6 weeks apart.
It is not recommended that you have more than 4 treatments per year.
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