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