Major Joint Injection

A major joint injection is a steroid injection inserted into a specific joint location. The injection bathes the irritated joint in a steroid which reduces the inflammation, therefore, alleviating pain caused by pressure on your nerves. Major joint injections can only be given once every 4 months.

Types of Major Joint Injection:

  • Upper Extremity - Major joint injections of the upper extremity include your shoulder, elbow, and wrist
  • Lower Extremity - Lower extremity joint injections include your hip, knee (non-genicular), and greater trochanter

Who is a candidate for a Major Joint Injection?
  • People who suffer from acute and chronic pain due to joint inflammation

Benefits of a Major Joint Injection:

  • Decreased swelling and pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Rapid relief
  • Minimal side effects

Risks of a Major Joint Injection:
  • Medication side effects
  • Allergic reaction to steroid
  • Shrinkage and lightening of the color of the skin at injection site
  • Infection
  • Local bleeding
  • Soreness at injection site
  • Post-injection flare-aggravation of inflammation in the area injected
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