Major joint injections

What Are Major Joint Injections?

Your major joints such as your hips, knees, shoulders and ankles, are susceptible to arthritic pain caused by aging, repetitive use or a traumatic injury. Major joint injections are injections of local anesthetic and steroid medication directly into a joint space or capsule where two bones move together. You are probably familiar with cortisone joint injections, which we often use to reduce knee joint or hip joint pain. Joint injections can reduce or eliminate pain in your:

  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Spine
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles

Why are major joint injections done?

Major joint injections provide more effective, longer-term relief from various types of joint pain. Cortisone joint injections actually begin working in about 3 to 5 days, and its effects can last from several days up to a few months. If you don’t get satisfactory relief from your symptoms within 3 weeks, we may recommend a second injection.

Corticosteroid joint injections can be delivered directly into the knee joint for quick relief of pain and inflammation. These injections bring targeted relief and lack many of the side effects of oral corticosteroid medications, but they are not without risks. Corticosteroid joint injections can relieve pain in some people with osteoarthritis (OA), which is the most common form of arthritis.

If you are one of the many people suffering from neck pain, chronic lower back pain, scoliosis, sciatica or another spine-related condition, you will be in great hands at Connecticut Back Center (CBC). CBC was founded by Jesse Eisler, MD, PhD, in 2005 and with offices in Vernon and Bloomfield, CT serves the Greater Hartford and Central Connecticut area. Our mission is to provide accurate, responsive and effective spinal care with comprehensive non-surgical and surgical treatments for the full spectrum of spinal disorders. Our goal is always to reduce your pain, increase your flexibility and help you resume an active life after treatment. To learn more about your treatment options, give us a call at (860) 872-6229 or request an appointment online now.

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