If you have a painful joint – for example from injury or arthritis – your VIVA Medi Clinics doctor may offer you a joint injection in the form of steroid medicine.
Steroid joint injections don’t cure the underlying problem in your joint, but they may ease symptoms and allow you to cope with physiotherapy treatment better. Pain relief can last for anything from one week to two months or longer. The injections can be repeated every four months if you need them. General advice is that joints are injected no more than three times in one year.
Corticosteroid injections may be used for treating a variety of different joints including: