Steroid Injections Overview
Steroid Injections are combination of an anesthetic and a steroid. The pain medication provides an immediate pain reduction where the steroid reduces inflammation and provides much longer lasting relief.
These type injections are commonly used on painful joints like the knees, shoulder, elbow, hip, hand, or wrists.
Advantages of Conservative Treatment
- Less expensive then surgery
- Little to no recovery
- No incisions or scarring
- No long term effects
- Done during an office visit
- Best used before considering surgery
- Immediate results
Conditions Treated with Steroid Injections
Steroid injections can be used for relief from painful joints like the knees, shoulder, elbow, hip, hand, or wrists.
- Joint and Muscle Pain
Sports, arthritis and wear and tear are often to blame for painful joints. An accurate diagnosis and proper care can provide relief to these painful areas.
Is a form of degenerative joint pain caused by wear and tear damage or breakdown of the soft tissue, underlying bone, ligament, tendons, or cartilage in the joints.
- Rotator Cuff Injury
A torn or strained rotator cuff is a common shoulder injury. It occurs when the shoulder is overextended and the tendons that support the shoulder are injured.