Joint Injection

Joint injection is a common medical procedure during which a medication is placed into a joint using a needle. It is only occasionally used in younger athletes, primarily because they tend to have normal joint function, but it is one of the cornerstones in the management of degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) in the older athlete. It can be helpful as well in athletes with inflammatory arthritis such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis. If present, joint fluid is often removed prior to completing the injection. Removing fluid from a joint is ...

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