Intra-Articular Joint Injection is a procedure in which medication is injected directly into a joint to relieve pain, inflammation, and stiffness. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis.
During the procedure, a local anesthetic and/or corticosteroid medication is injected into the affected joint using a needle and syringe. This injection can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain, allowing the patient to move the joint more easily.
Intra-articular joint injections are commonly used to treat pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, injury, or other conditions affecting the joints. The joints that are commonly treated with intra-articular joint injections include the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, and ankle.
The effects of the injection can last for several weeks to several months, depending on the individual and their condition. If the pain relief is significant, additional treatments such as physical therapy, exercise, or medication management may be recommended to manage the underlying condition causing the joint pain.« Back to Glossary Index