Treat Chronic Pain With Joint Injections
Corticosteroid injections, also called joint aspirations, are used to treat inflammation in a joint or muscle. During this procedure, a physician will either take out joint fluid from a swelling joint or insert corticosteroids into the joint to reduce swelling. Common joints that are prone to swelling include knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles and wrists.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an inflamed joint and in need of treatment, visit UPMC for joint injections. Our orthopaedic specialists have years of experience providing treatment so you can get back to leading a pain-free life.
Conditions That Can be Treated by Corticosteroid Injections
Joint injections can be used to treat a variety of orthopaedic conditions, including:
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Although joint injections can provide pain relief, reduce stiffness and help an individual regain mobility, there is a limit on how many cortisone shots an individual should get. Repeated joint injections may cause joint cartilage to deteriorate, which is why our doctors recommend not getting cortisone shots more than three or four times a year.
UPMC is dedicated to providing joint injections in Williamsport and Wellsboro, PA and the surrounding areas.