Joint injections and contradictions

Joint injection methods are beneficial for the identification of the problem and treatment in a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions

The diagnostic purpose of the injections includes analysis of the joint fluid and pain relief also the range of motion is identified

Therapy analysis includes the injecting of local anesthesia for eliminating the pain and the injecting of steroids for minimizing inflammation

The joint injections are very beneficial in the cases of joint and tissue injuries and swelling, additionally the joint injections prove to be helpful in verifying the diagnosis


The implication for joint and soft tissues injection purpose serves two categories; diagnostic and remedial, a normal diagnostic manifestation for injecting the needle in the joint are aiming for the synovial fluid for evaluation, the synovial fluid analysis can distinguish among several joint diseases including infection, swelling and even shocks

Another diagnostic implication is conducted by injecting the local anesthesia to approve the initial diagnosis through, the symptoms of pain relief in the affected body parts

Therapeutic implication of joint and soft tissue injections include the reduced range of motion and pain, when removing fluid for pain relief care should be taken as there might be the possibility of catching infections and acceleration of more bleeding into the joint, moreover early buildup of the fluid can also occur in many cases

Therapeutic injections with steroids should be considered as catalyst therapy, hence the excessive dosage of steroids may bring severe side effects. These injections should always be taken under specific treatment outlines

Conditions that are treated with joint and soft tissue injections

·         Bursitis

·         Tendonitis

·         Faciiitis

·         Inflammatory arthritis

·         Advanced osteoarthritis


There are several contradictions related to diagnostic and therapeutic joint injections, drug allergies, infections, fractures and tendons are at high risk of damage other contradictions may be can be observed as the case may be. Since the contradictions attached to therapeutic purpose may not be observed among the diagnostic purpose of joint injections

Side effects are few, but may include tendon rupture, infection, steroid flare, hypopigmentation, and soft tissue atrophy. Injection technique requires knowledge of anatomy of the targeted area and a thorough understanding of the elements used.

The joint and the soft tissue injections can be implanted by applying ice to the skin for five to 10 minutes once the skin is totally anesthesized the needle is guided into the skin to the affected joint and tissues

The injection should be easily inserted and the patient must not feel uncomfortable as the slow injecting may cause more tissue damage and severe pain

If there is strong defense while injecting the needle may not be in correct position