Injection Blog Posts

3 Reasons You May Need a Joint Aspiration

Medical illustration of a knee aspirations and fluid being examined under a microscope
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?

Cortisone Injection
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

Cortisone Injections
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

Knee prolotherapy illustration
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

Medical illustration of degenerative changes from osteoarthritis in knee joint
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

Studies found corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections to be the most effective treatment for knee arthritis.
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?

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