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Therapeutic Joint & Peripheral Nerve Injections

Overview

This is an injection of medicine that goes into your hip joint. We use it to treat pain and inflammation. We can also use it to find the source of your pain.

Preparation

To begin, we may give you medicine to help you relax. We numb the skin and tissue of your hip. Next, your doctor guides a thin needle through the numbed tissue into your joint. We may use ultrasound to guide the needle. Or, we may use a video x-ray device. If so, we may inject contrast dye through the needle so we can see the joint better.

Injection

Now, we inject the medicine. It bathes the painful joint. If the pain you feel comes from your joint, the medicine may relieve it. And if your joint is inflamed, the medicine will help it heal.

End of Procedure and Aftercare

After your injection, follow your doctor's instructions. You may not feel pain relief right away. You may need to come back for more injections to get the full benefit of the medicine. For more info, talk to your doctor.

Overview

This is an injection of steroid into the knee joint. We often use it to treat the pain and inflammation of knee arthritis.

Preparation

To begin, we numb the tissue of your knee. We position your knee under a video x-ray device called a "fluoroscope." We use it to guide a needle through the numbed tissue and into the knee joint. Now, we inject some dye through the needle. The dye helps us make sure the needle is in the right place.

Injection

Now, we inject the medication. It's a mix of anesthetic and steroid. It reduces inflammation and relieves pain.

End of Procedure and Aftercare

After the injection, you may feel some soreness. Your knee may feel sore for a few days. And, the injection may need to be repeated to give you full relief. Follow your doctor's care plan.

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