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Procedure - Joint Injections

Joints are an important part of the body where the bones connect. Joints allow you to move and flex different parts of your body. Injuries and disease can affect a joint’s ability to move, as well as cause pain and inflammation. Common joints affected by these conditions are the hips, knees, elbows, wrists, ankles, and shoulders. When joint pain or arthritis can no longer be managed with over-the-counter medication or physical therapy, it may be time to consider joint injections at Ogden Clinic in Utah.

How It Works

Joint injections usually contain a steroid, or other form of medication, combined with a local anesthetic. The local anesthetic works to dull immediate pain, while the steroid provides long-term pain relief, decreases swelling, and suppresses inflammation. Joint injections are not only useful for managing pain from a condition like arthritis, they can also be used as a diagnostic test to determine the source of pain and whether it’s coming from the joint. Sometimes during this procedure, your doctor will use a fluoroscopy, or continuous X-ray, to monitor the placement of the needle to ensure accurate delivery to the joint area.

Joint injections are a helpful form of pain management for several conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Gout

Joint injection procedures last less than an hour. Your doctor will prepare you for the procedure, perform the injections, and oversee recovery to observe any changes. Joint injections last several months and are administered a few times a year. Following your injections, you won’t immediately feel pain due to a local anesthetic. The steroid may take a couple days to kick in, so pain during this time is normal. While joint injections are helpful in reducing pain and inflammation, they are not a cure for the underlying condition. It is important to continue physical therapy during these windows of pain relief to strengthen the muscles and joints.

One popular type of joint injection is cortisone shots. These injections can help relieve pain, inflammation, redness, and itching in various joints throughout the body including the ankle, knee, and spine. Cortisone shots contain a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic.

Dealing the aching pain and swelling joints of a condition like arthritis can make day-to-day activities troublesome. If you would like to learn more about joint injections at Ogden Clinic, contact one of our Utah offices today.


Amann, Kelly, DO
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Anderson, Elisabeth, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Arbon, Brett, FNP-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Bailey, Chase, DNP
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Baires, Enrique, MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Baranko, Brent, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Belfry, Carolyn, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Bielik, Candace, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Broadbent, Daniel, MD
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Browne, Michael, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Bruce, Stephen, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Bryant, Carrie, PA-C
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Butters, Bridger, PA-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Chappell, Daniel, DO
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Christensen, D. Carl, FNP-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Christensen, Lane, DNP
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Christian, Mark, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Christiansen, Van, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Cope, David, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Davis, Christopher, DO
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Eggleston, Darek, DO
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Fischer, Roxina, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Grogan, Rodney, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Hagemeyer, Matthew, MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Hall, Michael, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Heder, Lane, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Hemmersmeier, John, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Johnson, Eric, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Johnston, Casey, PA-C
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Kester, Brittany, PA-C, ATC
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Larson, Dallen, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Marsh, Damon, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Martindale, Brett, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

McMillan, Blake, PA-C
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Miconi-Correa, Lisa, FNP-BC
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Miller, David, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Mills, Jaren, PA-C
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Neville, Roark, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

O'Brien, Grace, DO
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Peterson, Bryce, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Powell, Brian, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Reynolds, Kerry, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Richards, Brett, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Sandberg, Rebecca, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Schmitz, J., MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Shanafelt, Emily, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Sorensen, Jeff, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Stephens, Lisa, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Ward, Raymond, MD, PhD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Ward, Amanda, FNP
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Wasden, Michelle, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

West, Renee, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Westbroek, Ryan, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Wilson, Kayleen, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Winn, Darin, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Wozab, Jessica, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900