Corticosteroid injections can decrease inflammation and improve function, thereby permitting improved range of motion and facilitating rehabilitative and strengthening exercises. Combining such injections with exercise may enhance their effectiveness.
I frequently use corticosteroid injections along with local anaesthetic for pain relief and improving function for the following joints:
- Sternoclavicular joint
- Acromioclavicular joint
- Shoulder joint
- Elbow joint
- Wrist joint
- Thumb and finger small joints