This procedure allows a small dose of medication to be injected into a localized and specific area of concern while keeping potential side effects to a minimum. It can also confirm the origin of your pain – considered a “diagnostic” injection. This procedure can be used to treat joint pain or arthritis, or inflammation of a bursa or around a tendon (tenosynovitis).
Relief may last 3-6 months and, if successful, repeat injections can be performed up to four times per year.
This exam is covered under your Alberta Health Care Plan. It is not currently offered at our Saskatchewan clinics.