LARGE JOINT INJECTIONTreat your inflammatory joint conditions at Spring Creek Medical Center in Logan, Utah
A Joint Injection (Intra-Articular Injection)
This is a procedure used to treat inflammatory joint conditions. Some of these conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, and osteoarthritis.
All of these ailments have shown potential relief in patients when they are treated with a joint injection treatment at Spring Creek Medical Center in Cache Valley, Utah.
The procedure for injection therapy is uncomplicated and well established. A hypodermic needle is injected into the affected joint and delivers a dose of an anti-inflammatory agent. The most common inflammatory agents used are corticosteroids.
The object is to inject the corticosteroid preparation with as little pain and as few complications as possible. The technique can also be used to withdraw remaining excess fluid from the joint.
In acute situations, rest, ice, heat, splinting, and bracing are important. With time, physical therapy, massage therapy, and general rehabilitation management become increasingly effective. While injection therapy is generally safe, there are potential dangers in any procedure where the skin is pierced—including infection or bleeding.