A joint injection is a procedure used in the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and occasionally osteoarthritis. A hypodermic needle is injected into the affected joint.
Benifits of Joint Injections:
- Steroid injections, such as cortisone, reduce swelling and ease pain in the joint. The knee can flex more normally. Activity which would have caused pain or been impossible before the injection can be resumed.
- An injection of a bio-lubricant can increase flexibility and reduce pain caused by osteoarthritis. The bones are lubricated so there is less grating on each other.
- One of the major benefits of injections in the knee are that they can decrease or eliminate the need for surgery.
Contact Hart Family Care of Ashland, KY today to set up an appointment regarding the diagnosis and treatment for Joint Injections.