Joint Injection Overview
The providers at Hattiesburg Clinic offer joint injections to help provide lasting pain relief in the knees, hips, shoulders and elbows. Injections are a safe alternative to pain medications and offer pain relief without the inconvenience of daily pills.
While you may feel pressure during the injection, most patients feel immediate relief. Pain relief from joint injections can last several months, depending on the severity of the pain. If you have joint pain due to osteoarthritis your physician may recommend joint injections as part of your treatment plan. Injections of steroid and local anesthetic can provide good lasting relief of pain arising from essentially any peripheral joint to include the knees, hips, shoulders and elbows.
The process for most joint injections takes 10 to 15 minutes and is administered at Hattiesburg Clinic’s Ambulatory Surgery Center. Some joint injections are best performed with X-ray guidance, while others are performed with ultrasound guidance. While recovery time is minimal, it is suggested that patients receiving joint injections arrange for transportation after the procedure.