Joint Injections for Knee Pain: Reducing Inflammation and Pain
Some of our patients are unable to undergo conservative rehabilitation practices (i.e. physical therapy, chiropractic) because of pain. In such cases, our Medical Doctor may use joint injections to reduce inflammation and pain. This practice involves the injection of a corticosteroid in the affected area. Corticosteroids work by suppressing the production of substances that produce an inflammatory response in the body. Because it is injected into the specific inflamed area, higher concentrations of medicine can be given with fewer side effects.
For knee pain caused by degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, extra fluid in the knee (effusion) may develop. This fluid may be removed before corticosteroids are administered to reduce pain and inflammation.
At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation, joint injections are performed with the guidance of Ultrasound imaging. This technique allows the doctor to view the musculoskeletal system in real time, thereby ensuring the precision, accuracy, and effectiveness of such injections.