What is a Joint Injection?
Joint injections are performed in our Salt Lake office. We will thoroughly clean the skin before the joint injection is administered to prevent infection. Joint fluid can be aspirated from a swollen joint, or joint fluid is injected into the joint space. Knees, shoulders, ankles, wrists, and small joints are commonly treated with a joint injection.
Why Use Joint Injections?
Injections are used to reduce inflammation of a joint. By injecting medication directly into the joint, it helps to alleviate pain quickly and provides longer-lasting results. Steroids directly injected into the joints are common for patients dealing with inflammatory diseases such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis.
We use non-steroidal injections to reduce pain and inflammation. Our joint injections will assist in improving blood flow to the joint, assisting in boosting the natural healing process. We use a joint injection to ensure the joint is healthy, and to reduce long-term pain.
The majority of patients will receive joint injection treatment every three to four months. If you have questions or concerns about joint injections, contact our Salt Lake Medical Clinic today.