At Family Health Medical Services, we understand how much joint pain can hold you back. Luckily, there are options out there to relieve joint pain and get you moving again.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in four adults with arthritis—15 million people—report experiencing severe joint pain. Corticosteroid (“cortisone”) injections are regularly used by providers across the globe to relieve this common pain and inflammation in the joints.
When you visit FHMS, our providers may recommend cortisone joint injections to treat various types of joint pain and discomfort, including:
Cortisone shots aren’t just helpful for arthritis. In fact, cortisone shots can be an effective for the treatment of other conditions, including:
After a patient receives a cortisone injection, they may experience a temporary flare up in pain and inflammation. After 48 hours, however, they should experience joint pain relief that can last anywhere from a few days to more than 6 months.
Here are a few things to keep in mind before, during, and after you receive a joint injection:
Please note, most patients can receive only a limited amount of cortisone injections in a year—usually 3-4 times or fewer—depending on your condition. To avoid damage, most providers recommend that patients shouldn't get cortisone injections more often than every six weeks and usually not more than three or four times a year.
Many of the providers at Family Health Medical Services offer joint injections. Our convenient locations and same-day appointments help you get treatment faster, so you can get back to doing what you love. Book your first appointment or log into our Patient Portal to schedule an appointment.