Injection Blog Posts

3 Reasons You May Need a Joint Aspiration

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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.

Should You Get a Cortisone Steroid Injection?

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Cortisone injections are often recommended to treat joint pain. To decide whether this type of steroid injection is right for you, consider these factors.

Q&A: Why Cortisone Injections Can Be Controversial

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An orthopedic physician answers questions about cortisone injections’ potential risks and side effects and what doctors and patients can do to try to avoid them.

FDA Approves New Long-Lasting Steroid Shot

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Find out the two big advantages Zilretta offers over traditional steroid shots.

The Benefits of Prolotherapy Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis

Medical illustration of a knee receiving an injection of dextrose solution or other irritant
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

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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.

The Best Way to Relieve Knee Arthritis Pain

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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?

Medical illustration showing an injection going into the knee to treat osteoarthritis
If you’re wondering which injection is the right option for your painful joints, this guide explains the pros and cons of each option.