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Individuals with serve arthritis have multiple treatment options available to them, including steroid injections. The most common type of injection is an intra-articular injection. This can be used to treat arthritis in any joint in the body but is most commonly used in the knees, hips and shoulders.

Other types of steroid injections include:

– Peri-articular corticosteroid injections
– Subcutaneous corticosteroid injections
– Trigger point injections

Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections

Intra-articular corticosteroid injections are used to treat arthritis in specific joints. The steroid medication is injected directly into the joint and can provide relief from pain and inflammation. These injections are usually given every one to three months.

Peri-Articular Corticosteroid Injections

Peri-articular corticosteroid injections treat arthritis that affects the tissues around the joint. The steroid medication is injected into the tissue surrounding the joint. These injections are usually given every one to three months and can be used to treat arthritis in any joint.

Subcutaneous Corticosteroid Injections

Subcutaneous corticosteroid injections are used to treat arthritis that affects the tissues under the skin. The steroid medication is injected just under the skin. These injections are usually given every one to three months for any joint.

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger point injections are used to treat arthritis that is affecting the muscles. The steroid medication is injected into the muscle. These injections are usually given every one to three months and can be used to treat arthritis in any muscle in the body.

Steroid injections are generally safe, but there are some potential side effects. These can include:

– Pain and swelling at the injection site
– Bruising around the injection site
– Infection
– Joint damage
– Skin thinning
– Nerve damage

Conclusion

If you looking for an arthritis treatment London based, talk to your doctor about steroid injections for arthritis patients to see if they are right for you. An expert doctor will be able to advise whether or not this treatment is suitable for you.