A joint injection is a common treatment method that is performed to manage stiffness and pain that arises in the joints due to inflammation. Chronic joint pain and even acute pain that is intense may cause mobility problems that can disrupt an individual’s daily routine and decrease that person’s quality of life. If the symptoms are not properly treated, they can eventually start to have detrimental effects on emotional and mental health as well.
Joints are where two bones come together in the skeleton allowing the body to be mobile and flexible. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of degenerative joint disease impacting millions of Americans. The joints that are most commonly impacted include the knees, hips, shoulders, and spine joints (also known as facet joints).