Joint Injections are done under live X-Ray (Flouroscopy) to confirm correct needle placement and medication. The most common thing you may feel is soreness or aching in the injection site
The medication injected into the joint is usually a steroid, which is meant to reduce inflammation and or swelling of tissue in the joint space. This may reduce pain and other symptoms caused by inflammation or irritation of the joint. The actual injection only takes a few minutes. The local anesthetic wears off in a few hours. The steroid injection starts working in about1 to 3 days and its effect can last for several days to a few months.
Viscosupplementation Injection: This is a medical procedure during which lubricating fluid is injected into a joint. This is most commonly used to treat symptoms of symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.