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At Spine Medicine & Surgery of Long Island, we offer joint injections for pain management. The non-surgical solution provides quick, temporary relief and is often one component of a comprehensive treatment plan. Depending on your case and needs, the injection may contain a corticosteroid, hyaluronic acid and/or other medications aimed at reducing inflammation and pain and improving range of motion.

Who Can Benefit from Joint Injections?

You could potentially benefit from an injection for joint pain if your joints are affected by arthritis, an injury, mechanical stress or another condition. Board-certified physiatrist and pain management specialist Dr. Antigone Argyriou will examine you, talk with you about your symptoms and go over your health history. Depending on the location of the pain, if she determines you’re a candidate for the procedure, she may recommend a:

  • Hip Joint Injection
  • Knee Joint Injection
  • Shoulder Joint Injection
  • Elbow Joint Injection
  • Wrist Joint Injection (Carpal Tunnel Injection)

What Happens During the Joint Injection Procedure?

Dr. Argyriou will numb the area with a local anesthetic. Then, she’ll use fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance to ensure proper needle placement. Once the needle is in place, she’ll inject medication directly into the joint. You’ll experience immediate pain relief thanks to the anesthetic and longer-term relief once the steroid kicks in.

Joint Injections

Benefits of Joint Injections

Reduces Pain

Pain relief can be felt immediately thanks to the anesthetic with the full results evident 24 to 72 hours after the injection.

Safe and Non-Surgical

Injections for joint pain are minimally invasive with a low risk of side effects. There is no downtime after the procedure.


We offer joint injections for the back, shoulders, hips, knees, elbows and wrists. Injections can reduce acute pain or help manage chronic pain.


What kind of doctor performs joint injections?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, pain medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons all have the expertise to perform joint injections. Dr. Argyriou is board-certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine and is among the top joint injection specialists in NY.

How long do injections for joint pain last?

It varies by patient, but for most, relief lasts four to six weeks, if not longer.

How safe are injections for joint pain?

Joint injections for pain management are safe, effective and have a very low risk of side effects. Because the medication is injected directly into the joint space, it doesn’t spread to the rest of your body.

What steroid is used for joint pain injections?

The type of steroid used for joint pain injections depends on the individual case. Most commonly, the injection contains a corticosteroid like methylprednisolone or triamcinolone, as well as an anesthetic.

Less Pain, More Living

Find out how we can help you achieve freedom from pain. To get started, schedule a consultation with our Long Island spine surgeon today!

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