A shot delivered directly into a joint with the primary aim of relieving pain.
Types of Intra-Articular Injections
- Hyaluronic acid
- Local anesthetics
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Intra-articular treatments are most commonly used to treat osteoarthritis, acute gout, and rheumatoid arthritis of the knee. However, long-term use of corticosteroid use is known to progressively damage to joints.