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Joint Injections

At Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy, we understand the impact that arthritis, gout, and other inflammatory conditions can have on your joints, affecting your mobility and quality of life. For patients who have not found adequate relief through exercise and oral medications, we offer advanced treatment options in the form of Steroid and Viscoelastic Supplementation Injections.


Advanced Relief for Joint Pain

Our joint injections are a targeted approach to deliver relief directly to the source of pain. These injections are considered safe for nearly all patients and can be a game-changer for those experiencing persistent joint discomfort.

Conditions Treated

Joint injections are particularly effective for arthritis, gout, and other sources of joint pain that have not responded well to conventional treatments. They can be used to alleviate pain in various joints, including:

  • Knee

  • Shoulder

  • Ankle

  • Elbow

  • Wrist

  • Thumb

  • Hip


Corticosteroid Injections:
Immediate Relief

Corticosteroid injections, containing cortisone, provide immediate anti-inflammatory relief directly to the affected joint. These injections can be combined with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure. The majority of patients experience effective symptom relief within a few days. The risk of side effects is minimal, and the results can vary, offering relief that lasts from a few days to several months.

Viscoelastic Supplementations:
Long-lasting Relief

For a longer-lasting solution, viscoelastic supplementations such as Orthovisc, Euflexxa, and Hyalgan are administered. These supplements, made from hyaluronan found naturally in healthy joint fluid, work to cushion, protect, and lubricate the knee, providing significant symptom relief. Administered weekly, these injections can offer pain relief for up to six months. Individual responses may vary, and the type of injection may be tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Your Journey to Joint Comfort

At Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy, our goal is to provide precise and effective relief for joint pain. If you've been struggling with arthritis, gout, or persistent joint discomfort, consider the advanced treatment options available through our Joint Injections. Dr. Shanahan will assess your condition and develop a personalized plan to address your specific needs.


Take the first step toward reclaiming comfort and mobility in your joints. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shanahan at Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy and explore the possibilities of joint injections for a more active and pain-free lifestyle.

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