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Joint Injections

How Joint Injections Work:

Joint injections are designed to provide relief from joint pain and inflammation. They involve the targeted injection of medication directly into an affected joint - most often the shoulder, elbow, knee, hand, wrist, or hip. Injections can contain corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, or hyaluronic acid to provide joint lubrication, among other types of medications. Joint injections are minimally invasive, making them a preferred choice for those seeking relief from joint-related discomfort.


Types of Joint Injections:

Joint injections come in various forms, each tailored to address specific conditions and symptoms. The choice of injection will depend on your condition and treatment goals. Types of joint injections offered at New York Pain Management Group include:

  • Corticosteroid injections

    Corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medications used to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain in conditions like arthritis or bursitis.

  • Hyaluronic acid injections

    Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of joint fluid that provides lubrication and cushioning. Injections of hyaluronic acid are used to alleviate pain in conditions like osteoarthritis by enhancing joint lubrication.

  • Viscosupplementation

    This involves injecting a thick gel-like fluid, typically made from hyaluronic acid, into the joint to provide lubrication and cushioning. It is commonly used for knee osteoarthritis.

  • Prolotherapy

    This treatment involves injecting a natural irritant solution, typically dextrose, into the affected joint or the surrounding ligaments and tendons. It aims to stimulate tissue repair and is often used for chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Conditions Treated:

Joint injections are a versatile solution for managing a range of conditions causing joint pain and discomfort. Some of these conditions include:


Rheumatoid arthritis



Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Hip pain

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Knee pain

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Shoulder pain

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Elbow pain

Benefits and Effectiveness of Joint Injections:

The efficacy of joint injections varies depending on the individual, the specific condition, and the type of injection used. Joint injections provide localized pain relief, reduce inflammation within the joint, and can enhance joint mobility. In many cases, patients experience significant pain relief and improved joint function, often avoiding the need for surgical intervention. Joint injections can also provide long-lasting relief, allowing individuals to regain their quality of life.

When to Consider Joint Injections:

If you’re experiencing persistent joint pain, reduced joint mobility, or signs of inflammation in or around a joint, it’s time to consult with a pain management specialist. Joint injections are typically recommended when other conservative treatments have not provided adequate relief, such as medication or at-home remedies. Your provider will evaluate your condition, discuss treatment options, and determine if joint injections are a suitable choice for your specific pain.

We All Deserve To Be Pain-Free:

Find the Right Solution for Joint Pain

Ready to explore the potential of joint injections for your pain relief? Schedule an appointment with our team to discuss your treatment options. Your journey to a pain-free life begins at New York Pain Management Group.

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