Ultrasound-guided Joint Injections

What Are Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections?

Ultrasound-guided joint injections are cortisone injections performed with the overarching guidance of ultrasound. Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique that generates an image of the interior of a specific body site such as an internal organ, muscle, tendon, or joint.


Cortisone is a steroid that the body naturally produces in its adrenal gland. Stress causes the human body to release Cortisol directly into the blood. Cortisone injections provide anti-inflammatory medication to reduce inflammation at the affected body site. Such injections commonly target the knees, ankles, spine, hips, shoulders, wrists, and elbows. The injections have proven particularly effective in the hips, knees, and shoulders.


If you feel slight pain after the injection, don’t panic. The pain will dissipate soon thereafter. The doctor will instruct you to rest the joint in the ensuing 24 to 48 hours. Give the medication this amount of time to provide the relief you will have done your part to maximize its impact. If you notice additional inflammation at the body site, simply apply ice, take a pain relief medication and you will feel significantly better in the days ahead.

Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections

The primary benefit of this treatment modality is a reduction in inflammation. The injection will begin to make the intended impact in the days after the injection, providing pain relief for upwards of several weeks thereafter.


A single injection might not be enough for your level of pain and discomfort. Repeated injections often prove more effective than one-time injections. However, there is the potential for repeated ultrasound-guided joint injections to gradually soften cartilage and possibly weaken tendons.


Choose Principal Spine for your ultrasound-guided joint injections and you will rest easy knowing a well-trained, experienced, and trustworthy medical professional has made an accurate injection that provides significant pain relief. This type of injection causes less pain and is performed that much faster than other injections.


Ultrasound imaging has been used in the medical industry for more than two decades. This is a completely safe form of imaging that poses no threat to your health and well-being today, tomorrow, or in the long term.

You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by scheduling an appointment at Principal Spine for your trigger point injection.

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Ultrasound guided joint injections

Conditions Treated

This treatment modality is used to alleviate inflammation and pain caused by a plethora of conditions.

If you are saddled by tendinitis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, myofascial pain syndrome, carpal tunnel, or bursitis, you will likely benefit from ultrasound-guided joint injections.


These injections also treat additional conditions including but not limited to the following:


  • Tennis elbow
  • An injury to the rotator cuff
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Lupus
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Frozen Shoulder


Furthermore, patients struggling with acute or chronic injuries who prefer conservative treatment find ultrasound-guided injections quite helpful. When in doubt, reach out to Principal Spine for a diagnostic exam, medical review, and assessment for the potential use of this highly effective treatment modality.

Contact Us

If you know or suspect you suffer from any or several of the conditions listed above, be proactive by reaching out to Principal Spine for assistance in the form of ultrasound-guided joint injections. You can contact our pain relief specialists by dialing 972-316-7270.