Inflamed joints require effective treatment to reduce pain and improve function. Minimally invasive procedures such as steroid injections help to avoid the need for increased doses of oral steroids, which could have greater side effects. At HealthQuest, our physicians provide steroid injections to relieve inflammation and pain caused by various health conditions. Steroids may be injected into major joints such as the knees, hips, spine, ankles, wrists and elbows as well as the minor joints of the hands and feet. The treatment is mainly provided to reduce joint inflammation, relieve joint pain due to arthritis, increase movement and use of the affected area, and help preserve joint structure and function.
Reduce Inflammation and Pain
Steroid injections may also be used to treat inflammation of soft tissues, that lead to conditions such as
Steroids are often injected directly into joints. This injection is usually combined with a local anesthetic to enhance pain relief and reduce any possible discomfort.
Before prescribing steroids, our skilled doctors will consider certain factors such as your age, level of physical activity, and other medications you are taking. During consultation, they will also explain the potential benefits as well as risks associated with steroid injections. Steroids are not recommended if there is infection in the area to be injected or elsewhere in the body. In rare cases, side effects that may occur include infection, allergic reactions, local bleeding, rupture of a tendon and skin discoloration.
Following the injection of medication, pain or redness at the injection site may occur. Ice packs are often applied to the injection area to reduce pain. The patient will be advised to rest for a day or two, and look for signs of inflammation. However, excessively frequent repeated injections into the same area could cause the bone, ligaments, and tendons to weaken.
Our physicians are also experienced in combining steroid injections along with other treatment options including pain medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, and physical therapy among others.
Benefit from Personalized Treatment
For more details regarding steroid injections, call 718-769-2521 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept Medicare, Workers' Compensation, No-Fault and other major medical insurance plans.