A joint injection is medication, typically a steroid, injected by a medical professional into a joint where a patient has pain. This can be done with or without an ultrasound depending on what needs to be injected.
Help reduce inflammation of joints
Prevent pain symptoms of various disorders, like arthritis, lupus, myositis, etc.
By providing minimally invasive alternatives to many surgical procedures, the goal of interventional radiology is to treat patients on an outpatient basis and reduce the need for sutures whenever possible.
Our expert rheumatologists at Carilion Clinic are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions that can cause pain, swelling, stiffness and deformity.