What Is a Joint Injection?
If you deal with joint pain resulting from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, or another condition, you may be a good candidate for joint injections at Lawrence Family Practice Center. Sometimes called cortisone injections, joint injections are used to deliver a dose of steroid medication into the affected joint. This helps reduce inflammation in order to alleviate pain and increase the range of motion in the joint. Our experienced physicians perform joint injections for the knee, elbow, ankle, wrist, shoulder, spine, and more. To learn more about joint injections and other pain management therapies offered in Lawrence, KS, please get in touch with our team to schedule an appointment.
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How Are Joint Injections Performed?
Prior to having any injections performed, you will have a detailed consultation and exam with one of our doctors. Joint injections are performed as a quick outpatient procedure at our Lawrence, KS facility. Once you are positioned comfortably, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the treatment area. After cleaning the injection site, your physician will use a needle to insert the steroid medication into the joint. Oftentimes, x-ray or ultrasound imaging is used to guide the precise placement of the needle. In general, you should not feel too much discomfort during the shot. Many patients begin to experience pain relief after about 2 – 3 days with improvements lasting anywhere between a few weeks to a few months.
Ease Your Joint Pain
If you suffer from persistent joint pain, contact the professional team at Lawrence Family Practice Center. Our skilled family medicine doctors specialize in the latest nonsurgical techniques for long-lasting pain relief. Contact our team to learn more about steroid joint injections performed in Lawrence, KS.