Knee Joint Injections
What is a Knee Joint Injection?
Knee pain and loss of range of motion can be debilitating and can adversely affect our daily lives. It can be due to a fracture, tear in cartilages or ligaments, generalized inflammation, and arthritis. A knee injection is the introduction of medication into the joint directly to treat the pain arising out of various causes. There are different kinds of knee injections based on the condition being treated. Most commonly, our providers use steroid injections to reduce pain & inflammation, and sometimes also as a diagnostic tool to determine the root cause of pain. Depending on the condition, providers may also use other agents like Platelet-rich plasma or Botox.
How long does it take?
Knee joint injections are safely performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure typically requires 20 minutes, including preparation time, and is followed by a short period of observed recovery time.