Injection Blog Posts

The Benefits of Prolotherapy Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis

Prolotherapy is a relatively new injection option that relies on joint inflammation to stimulate growth and healing in damaged tissues.

Lubricating Injections Can Soothe Knee Osteoarthritis

Viscosupplementation or hyaluronic acid injections are a good treatment option for knee osteoarthritis when other treatments haven't worked or you're trying to delay or avoid surgery.

PRP Therapy Harnesses Natural Healing

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can help heal damaged tissues in the body and may be useful for treating osteoarthritis too.

The Best Way to Relieve Knee Arthritis Pain

A large analysis of several studies reveals the most effective medical treatments for relieving the pain of knee osteoarthritis.

What’s the Right Injection for My Joints?

If you’re wondering which injection is the right option for your painful joints, this guide explains the pros and cons of each option.

Q&A: Diagnosing a Swollen Knee

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An orthopedic surgeon discusses what can cause a swollen knee and how physicians diagnose it.

Q&A: Why Cortisone Injections Can Be Controversial

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An orthopedic surgeon answers questions about why cortisone injections may be risky in some situations.

Should You Get a Cortisone Steroid Shot?

If you have arthritis and you're trying to decide if cortisone injections are right for you, there are several factors to keep in mind before making the decision.

Study Questions the Value of Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is a procedure intended to alleviate knee pain and mobility problems, but a new meta-analysis of multiple studies finds that its effects are minimal and short lived.

3 Reasons You May Need a Joint Aspiration

Joint aspiration, or arthrocentesis, is a relatively safe and simple procedure to extract synovial fluid from a joint. Learn about the 3 reasons your doctor may recommend a joint aspiration for your arthritis.