cortisone injections

what is it used for?

Cortisone injections (also called steroid injections) are used for joint problems and arthritis.

They involve the injection of cortisone medication such as triamcinolone, dexamethasone or methylprednisolone directly into a joint space to reduce inflammation (swelling) and pain.

when is it given?

Cortisone is a substance similar to a natural steroid hormone produced by the body.

Cortisone injections are given into a painful joint to reduce pain and swelling in conditions such as goutrheumatoid arthritisosteoarthritistendinitiscarpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow.

Cortisone injections are used when there is a flare-up or the pain in the joint is not responsive to other treatments or when other medications cannot be used. 

They provide short-term pain relief, usually for up to a month, but do not improve joint function or stiffness. 

Apollo clinic offers a complimentary consultation, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our treatments and services available.