Joint Injection Options for Pain Management

Helping patients live healthy lives and pain-free.
If one or more joints are causing you pain, then it may be possible to focus treatment on them. A joint block is an injection of an anesthetic (numbing medicine) and a steroid that is used to help diagnose and treat joint pain.

Benefits of Joint Injections for Pain Relief

  • Reduce inflammation causing joint pain
  • Improve mobility and range of motion
  • Allow patients to decrease usage of oral pain medications
  • Offer longer-term pain relief compared to steroid pills
  • Treat the source of pain directly in the joint
  • Quick outpatient procedure with little downtime
  • Covered by insurance, including Medicare
  • Avoid surgery and more invasive treatments
  • Increased lubrication in joint to ease osteoarthritis
  • Decreased stiffness and tenderness in affected joints
  • Targeted drug delivery minimizes side effects
  • Continued effects for months depending on drug used
  • Also treat tendonitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, and nerve pain
  • Improved ability to participate in physical therapy

Joint Blocks we Perform

  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TJM or jaw pain)
  • Shoulder joint pain
  • Hip joint pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain (SI joint pain)
  • Sacrococcygeal joint pain
  • Coccyx joint pain
  • Knee joint pain
  • Feet joint pain
  • Ankle joint pain
  • Facet joint pain of the spine in the neck, chest and lower back
    • Atlanto-occipital (C1/2) joint blocks
    • Neck Pain (Cervical facet joint pain)
    • Middle back and chest pain (thoracic facet joint pain)
    • Lower back pain (lumbar facet joint pain)
  • Atlanto-axial joint pain
    • Elbow
    • Hand
    • Wrist
  • Working with our experienced team, almost any joint can be injected, and you know you are in safe and experienced hands.

Did you Know?

Joint injections may be performed to help diagnose exactly which joints are the source of pain? For example, if a joint is injected with local anesthetic, and the pain goes away while an aesthetic is working, it means that, that joint is most likely the source of pain. We can then use longer-term interventional treatment to focus on the joints causing the pain.

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