Committed to comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management of arthritis and other rheumatologic conditions.
Lancaster General Health's rheumatologists diagnose, treat and manage arthritis and other disorders of the muscles, joints and bones that can cause pain, swelling, stiffness and bone fractures. Rheumatologists are physicians who are specialists in internal medicine and are sub-specialists in the study and practice of rheumatic diseases.
We work with you and your primary care physician on personalized treatment programs to help you treat and manage your condition so you can lead a life of normal activities.
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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