Joint injections are medicines injected into a joint. They are given to reduce pain and swelling in a joint. The medicine is often a combination of corticosteroids and local anesthetic (numbing medicine). Injections may relieve pain for several weeks or months.

This treatment is most often used in joints like the hips, knees, and shoulders.

Your doctor may recommend a joint injection if you have pain and/or swelling from:

Rheumatoid Arthritis
rheumatoid arthritis
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