Joint injections, performed by physiatrists, are a targeted treatment option to alleviate joint pain and inflammation by injecting medication directly into the affected joint.
Corticosteroid injections treat conditions such as:
Corticosteroid injections suppress the immune system's response, while hyaluronic acid injections, also known as viscosupplementation, lubricate joints by adding a gel-like substance similar to natural joint fluid.
The physiatrist uses ultrasound or fluoroscopy guidance for accurate needle placement during the brief procedure. Joint injections can provide significant pain relief and improved function for various joint-related conditions. Consult a qualified medical professional to determine the most appropriate treatment based on individual needs and medical history.