This procedure involves using a needle and syringe to deliver medication into a knee joint.
A knee injection involves using a needle and syringe to deliver medication into a knee joint. It is done to ease pain associated with arthritis or other inflammations of the joint.
A knee injection may be recommended if your pain is not relieved by other treatment options (i.e., over-the-counter or prescription pain medications, rest, exercises or weight loss if you are overweight). No more than three to four steroid injections are recommended per year.
If your knee pain is not resolved by using self-care measures, contact your healthcare provider.
Here are some questions to ask your healthcare provider.
After your injection, make sure you understand all home care instructions (including medications and side effects) and follow-up plans.
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