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Shoulder Injections

Your shoulder is made up of three bones: the collarbone, the shoulder blade, and the upper arm bone. Your shoulders can move a lot, but they can also become shaky because the ball of the upper arm is bigger than the socket that holds it in place. To keep your shoulder stable, it's held in position by muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Because your shoulder can be unstable, it can be easily injured.

Joint Injections for:

1. Sprains and strains - Corticosteroid Injection
2. Dislocations - Intra-articular injection with a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine
3. Separations - Spontaneous (ubiquitous) injection
4. Tendinitis - Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
5. Bursitis - Bursa injections
6. Torn rotator cuffs - Steroid injection, PRP, and prolotherapy
7. Frozen shoulder - Corticosteroids Injection
8. Fractures (broken bones) - Epidural Steroid Injections
9. Arthritis - Corticosteroids, Hyaluronic Acid, Prolotherapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma, Autologous Conditioned Serum, Stem Cell Injections / Autologous Fat Injections, Aspiration

Health care providers diagnose shoulder problems by using your medical history, a physical exam, and imaging tests.

Often, the first treatment for shoulder problems is RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise and medicines to reduce pain and swelling. If those don't work, you may need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Diagnosis and Tests

Musculoskeletal MRI
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Shoulder MRI

Shoulder Injections
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