Peripheral Joint/Muscular Injections

Doctors recommend injections of corticosteroids (also commonly known as cortisone) for many arthritis patients. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that can reduce joint inflammation. Because the medication is injected directly into the joint, the effects of the medication are concentrated on the painful joint. The injected cortisone can bring the inflammation in the joint under better control and decrease the swelling and pain.

If the symptoms of tendinitis are persistent, an injection of cortisone may be considered. Instead of being given by mouth, it is injected directly to the site of inflammation.