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Joint Injections Specialist

Glaser Pain Relief Center

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in San Fernando Valley, Encino, CA

If chronic joint pain is limiting what you can do physically, it's time to consider joint injections. At Glaser Pain Relief Center in Encino, California, serving the San Fernando Valley and the Greater Los Angeles Area, experienced pain management specialists, Jeffrey Glaser, MD, and John Zheng, DO, specialize in pain-relieving joint injections to help you put off having surgery. The team can customize a treatment plan for arthritis, bursitis, and other conditions using joint injections to keep you pain-free. Call Glaser Pain Relief Center or book an appointment online today to learn more about the benefits of joint injections.

Joint Injections Q & A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections are a minimally invasive treatment option for joint pain that’s not treatable with medications and physical therapy.

The team at Glaser Pain Relief Center offers in-office joint injections to treat chronic joint pain that occurs due to injuries or because of joint changes from degenerative joint conditions. 

Joint injections are beneficial for treating joint pain caused by:

  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis 

The Glaser Pain Relief Center team might consider you a candidate for joint injections if oral medications aren’t enough to relieve your pain, but you’re not ready to undergo surgery to repair the joint.

What is involved with joint injections?

The team at Glaser Pain Relief Center offers two types of joint injection procedures to relieve joint pain and improve your joint’s range of motion. Depending on your conditions, you might need one or both procedures to ease your symptoms.

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroid joint injections contain medications to reduce inflammation in and around your joint. In addition to the anti-inflammatories, the injection might also contain anesthetic medicines to numb the nerves and stop pain signals from traveling to your brain.


Arthrocentesis is a procedure to remove excess joint fluid from your joint to reduce swelling. The team uses a hollow needle to extract fluids and then sends the sample to a medical lab for further testing to identify the cause of your pain. 

The pain management team can then provide a corticosteroid injection to relieve pain and inflammation.

What are the benefits of joint injections?

Because joint injections deliver the medications directly into your joint, you can experience more effective relief of persistent pain. The results of the injection can last for several days or up to six months.

The pain relief you get from joint injections can make it easier for you to do exercises and participate in physical therapy for further joint pain relief.

The team at Glaser Pain Relief Center customizes your treatment plan and recommends when you can receive additional joint injections to keep you pain-free.

If you’re not finding consistent pain relief with oral medications, but you’re not ready for surgery, schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Glaser Pain Relief Center. You can book online or call the office to learn more about the benefits of joint injections.