Committed to comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management of arthritis and other rheumatologic conditions.
Lancaster General Health's rheumatologists focus on diagnosing and treating arthritis and other disorders related to the muscles, joints and bones. This includes autoimmune disorders which affect the immune system, such as lupus, vasculitis and Sjogren’s syndrome. Our specialists work with you and your primary care physician to diagnose and treat these rheumatic disorders so you can live a healthy and active life.
Joint injections, usually containing anti-inflammatory medications, can help ease the pain of certain types of arthritis and injuries, and are commonly used to treat ankles, elbows, hands/wrists, knees, shoulders. Joint injections may also be given to the spine at the neck, mid-back and lower back.
Usually the injections contain time-release corticosteroids, which are anti-inflammatory drugs that may decrease the amount of fluid and cells in the joint. For osteoarthritis, injections of drugs containing hyaluronic acid, a lubricating substance, may help reduce pain and increase mobility.
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