A shoulder injection places pain-relieving medicines into the space where the shoulder joint bones meet. The injection combines a local anesthetic for immediate pain relief with a corticosteroid for greater comfort in the long-term. An effective treatment for a variety of conditions that cause pain, corticosteroids reduce inflammation and swelling, which lessens pressure on soft tissues and nerves.
Procedure Details and Expectations
This procedure takes place in our office and generally takes less 5 minutes. You’ll receive a local anesthetic and undergo painless ultrasound to precisely pinpoint the site of the shoulder injection. Afrer the shoulder injection is complete, you’ll bend and straighten your shoulder several times to ensure that the injected fluid is distributed throughout the joint.