Shoulder joint injection is a simple, out-patient pain management procedure that provides pain relief to the shoulder and arm area. Pain may be caused by arthritis or other trauma to the joint. The patient receives local anesthesia to numb the area of injection. To properly position the needle, an x-ray device called a fluoroscope is used with an injection of contrast dye to display the x-ray. Once the target area is confirmed, then a needle injects a mixture of anesthetic and steroid medication to reduce inflammation for pain relief. Extended pain relief usually begins within 2-3 days after the procedure.
If you need an evaluation or consultation or are interested in learning more about shoulder joint injection, please contact us at (201) 729-0001 and ask for one of our specialists. Our conveniently located clinics can be found in West Orange, Aberdeen, Clifton, and Lyndhurst.