Shoulder Injections

 

In medicine, a joint injection (intra-articular injection) is a procedure used in the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and occasionally osteoarthritis.

 

Shoulder injections are used for diagnostic, as well as therapeutic purposes. The common substances injected include corticosteroids and hyaluronans.

 

Corticosteroids are strong anti-inflammatory medications reducing swelling and inflammation. Now these are often used in conjunction with physiotherapy rehabilitation and other medications for a more lasting cure of many conditions, such as subacromial impingement syndrome, AC joint pathology and inflammatory arthritides.

 

Hyaluronans also have anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as coating pain receptors, stimulating endogenous synovial fluid production and lubrication effects. They seem to have a role in degenerative synovial joint disease where surgery is not indicated.

 

Dr. Ismail Alhamrawy, MD

Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

 

Dr. Alhamrawy is board-certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Pain medicine . Dr. Alhamrawy’s educational background includes training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, SUNY at Stony Brook University in Long Island N.Y and Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Alhamrawy understands that every patient has different priorities, lifestyles and goals. The main goal of our practice is to enable our patients to restore function, relieve pain and renew hope.

Dr. Alhamrawy specializes in treatment of neck and back pain through the use of epidural, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, radio frequency ablation and discography.

ver. sep 2017