Joint Injections

Knee and Shoulder Specialist & Arthritis located in St Matthews, Louisville, KY
Joint Injections

Joint Injections services offered in St Matthews, Louisville, KY

Consider joint injections if you have knee or shoulder arthritis and it affects your quality of life or mobility. At Kentucky Joint Specialists, located in Louisville, Kentucky, knee and shoulder expert Jennifer Blackburn, APRN, FNP-C, and the team use fluoroscopic-guided joint injections to treat arthritis, sports injuries, and other joint-related issues. Their patented protocol has a 90% efficacy rate and provides lasting results. Call the office today to request a joint injection

Joint Injections Q&A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections provide a minimally invasive treatment option for chronic knee or shoulder pain. During treatment, your Kentucky Joint Specialists provider administers several injections into an injured or arthritic joint. When the medication enters your body, it reduces inflammation, relieves pain, and enhances your mobility.

Injections won’t cure your symptoms, but they can prevent the condition from worsening and help you cope with chronic inflammation.

What types of medical issues can benefit from joint injections?

The Kentucky Joint Specialists team uses joint injections to treat musculoskeletal issues that affect the knees and shoulders, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sprains and strains
  • Separations
  • Torn rotator cuffs

Joint injections can also encourage your body’s healing after dislocating a joint.

What are the types of joint injections?

The Kentucky Joint Specialists team offers several types of joint injections, including:


These injections contain an anesthetic (painkiller) and an anti-inflammatory. They reduce knee pain and swelling caused by arthritis or injury. Corticosteroids provide pain relief that lasts up to six months.*

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma injections use special growth factors in your blood to encourage your body’s healing process. When the platelet-rich solution enters your knee or shoulder, it encourages healing at a cellular level. Treatment is quick, pain-free, and presents few risks.

Fluid aspiration (arthrocentesis)

The Kentucky Joint Specialists team may recommend arthrocentesis if there’s fluid buildup in your knee. 

During treatment, your provider uses a syringe to carefully drain fluid from around your knee joint. Afterward, they send a sample to a nearby lab and have it analyzed for infection.

Hyaluronic acid (HA)

Hyaluronic acid is similar to a substance that your joints naturally produce. When injected into an arthritic joint, HA provides lubrication, relieving stiffness and pain.

Your provider may recommend a specific type of injection or a combination of injections, depending on your needs.

What do joint injections involve?

At Kentucky Joint Specialist, getting joint injections takes 30-45 minutes. 

When you arrive at the office, your provider cleans the skin on your knee or shoulder and treats it with a local anesthetic. Then, they use fluoroscopic-guided imaging to precisely deliver the medication directly into your affected joint (or joints). After administering the injections, your provider removes the needle and places a bandage or dressing over the injection site.

Call Kentucky Joint Specialists today to see if you can benefit from joint injections or make your appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.