Injections for Joint Pain
A joint injection may be considered for patients with symptoms such as arthritis, injury or mechanical stress, leading to hip, buttock, leg or low back pain. The injection can help relieve the pain as well as help diagnose the direct cause of pain. Injections involve injecting medicine directly into the joint.
Diagnostic: By placing numbing medicine into the joint, the amount of immediate pain relief experienced will help confirm or deny the joint as a source of pain. If complete pain relief is achieved while the joint is numb, it means this joint is likely to be the source of pain.
Pain Relief: Along with the numbing medication, steroid Depo-Medrol is also injected into these joints to reduce inflammation, which can often provide long-term pain relief.