Steroids are synthetic drugs that closely resemble cortisol, a hormone that your adrenal glands produce naturally. Steroid joint injections is a targeted injection into any place where two bones move against each other and are surrounded by a joint capsule. Injections typically consist of some kind of low-dose steroid along with a local anesthetic for pain relief.
Joint injections are performed to reduce the inflammation and/or swelling of tissues in the joint’s space. This will reduce the pain in the joint and its surrounding areas.
Steroids are often injected directly into joints to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory diseases. They can also be injected into inflamed bursae, or around tendons near the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, hand, or wrist.
If you would like more information about steroid injections, contact our office for a consultation.