Joint Injections

Joint Injections

Many joints in the body can become inflamed for various reasons and cortisone can be injected directly into the joint reducing the inflammation and thereby the pain. This can be an effective treatment method for knees, shoulders, hips and other joints.
Essential Medical Pain Center in Los Angeles offer proffesional treatments of joints pain with joint injections.
As with the treatment of any disorder, a complete patient medical history and full physical examination are important to differentiate between acute and chronic conditions. 

Determination of whether the inflammation is in the muscle, tendon, or joint is of paramount importance. Patients often know exactly where the source of their pain is, having spent hours localizing it.

Knee joint injections and others

Knees pain is one of the most common joint pains. Knees joint injections can be used to treat knees pain. There are a few joints in the body, and they can be the source of continuous pain:

  • Pain in the Hip & Leg, Knee joint injection
  • Shoulder joint injection
  • Elbow pain joint injection
  • Hand pain joint injection
  • Foot and Ankle pain joint injection

Sharp, severe, intense pain suggests the presence of a more acute, traumatic reaction with marked inflammation. Dull, low-grade, chronic pain indicates the existence of a mild inflammatory reaction, a chronic overuse injury, or arthritis. Radiation of pain or additional neurologic symptoms (eg, tingling, burning, numbness) imply additional neurologic involvement. Medication history is also important because discontinuation of anti-inflammatory medications often precipitates a reaction. Dietary changes also may precipitate medical reactions, such as an attack of gout.

Once a patient is determined to be a candidate for a joint injection, a sterile field is assembled the affected joint area is sterilized and the joint is injected with appropriate medications. Anesthetics are also used to “numb” the area. Post-operative care instructions will be given regarding healing and signs of infection. As well as any medications that may be prescribed. Different types of therapies may also be used: such as Physical Therapy to strengthen the affected areas and supportive structures.