Peripheral Joint Injections

Cortisone shots can relieve joint pain.

The peripheral joints are the joints of your arms and legs. Conditions like arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and others can cause pain in the peripheral joints.

We can treat this pain with peripheral joint injections. A peripheral joint injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers pain-relieving medication directly to the joint.

Can peripheral joint injections help with my joint pain?

We use peripheral joint injections to treat:

We’ll work with you to determine if peripheral joint injections are a good choice to manage your joint pain.

What can I expect during a peripheral joint injection?

Depending on the location of the injection, we’ll position you either sitting up or lying down. The doctor may position you on a fluoroscopy table, which lets us display a live X-ray image on a monitor to help guide the injection needle.

Next, we’ll sterilize and numb the skin at the injection site. Then your doctor will insert the injection needle and guide it toward the targeted area. Once the needle reaches the target area, the doctor injects an anti-inflammatory medication called cortisone directly into the joint.

Afterward, we’ll take you to a recovery room for observation. Most patients who receive a peripheral joint injection can go home the same day. In rare cases, we may need to admit patients to the hospital after an injection.

More pain-relief options

If peripheral joint injections don’t address your joint pain, we offer other treatment options. These options include:

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