Cortisone injections can offer relief for our patients that may be experiencing pain or inflammation. Patients can expect to generally receive these injections into joints that are affected. These can include your ankle, knee, spine, or even elbow. Smaller joints that are affected can also benefit from cortisone injections. Generally, this procedure is done in your doctor’s office. Our patients should expect a local anesthetic to be administered before the injection.
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- A medical joint injection can alleviate pain and speed up the recovery process.
- A CHRISTUS Health doctor will create an individualized treatment plan that will help you have more mobility and recover more quickly.
- To see if you qualify for an injection, you may schedule a virtual appointment or see a CHRISTUS Health doctor near you.
What Conditions Do We Use Cortisone Injections to Treat?
Cortisone injections can be used to treat patients that are experiencing:
- Back pain
- Bursitis (Hip, Elbow, etc.)
How Many Cortisone Injections Can I Receive?
The amount of cortisone injections you can receive generally range around three or four per year. Physicians advise against receiving cortisone injections more than every six weeks due to possibility of cartilage being damaged with the joint.
Depending on the reason of treatment, results of a cortisone injection may vary. Our patients can expect to experience minor pain and inflammation at the injection site. After you receive your injection, the patient can expect relief in the affected joint for quite a few months.
Get a Treatment Plan for Your Joints
CHRISTUS Health doctors can help you come up with the best treatment plan to combat painful, sore joints. Physical therapy and therapeutic joint injections are often used for a individualized treatment plan. Call CHRISTUS Health now to schedule an appointment with a specialist.