Corticosteroid Injections in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan
The sports medicine and orthopedics team at DMC Medical Group can provide patients with corticosteroid injections in Detroit and southeast Michigan to help with pain and inflammation relief in a specific area of the body. Most commonly injected into joints, these shots can benefit the ankles, elbows, hips, knees, shoulders, spine, wrists, hands, and feet.
Corticosteroid shots work by reducing inflammation, which can then lead to less pain. They offer quick relief from pain, can be quickly administered at your doctor’s office, and the effects can last for several months before wearing off. By relieving the pain from inflammation, a cortisone shot can enable a patient to participate in physical therapy that makes their joints healthier and their pain more tolerable once the injection wears off, or it can help patients with moderate to severe cases of arthritis postpone or avoid surgery. While cortisone injections are most effective in treating inflammatory arthritis, they can also be used to treat other conditions such as:
- Back pain
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
There are potential side effects from cortisone shots, especially with larger doses or repeated use, which is why physicians will limit the number of injections a patient can receive each year. These side effects include bone or cartilage damage, joint infection, nerve damage, osteoporosis, thinning of skin or soft tissue around the injection site, and whitening or lightening of the skin around the injection site. If your doctor determines that you are a candidate for corticosteroid injections, they will go over the risks with you and advise you on the maximum number of injections that you should receive.
If you are experiencing pain from arthritis or another inflammatory condition, the specialists at DMC Medical Group may be able to help relieve your pain through cortisone shots in southeastern Michigan. Call us at (888) 542-7028 to schedule a consultation with our sports medicine and orthopedic specialists.