We can drain painful swollen knees and elbow joints and inject steroid medication to decrease inflammation and swelling.
In addition, a painful hip condition called trochanteric bursitis responds extremely well to a local steroid injection into the painful area on the hip.
Occasionally there are localized points of tenderness and inflammation on either side of the neck or in the muscles of the upper back. These “hot spots” respond very well to a small injection of numbing medicine and steroid medication. This procedure is commonly done and quite effective.