If you experience persistent joint pain that doesn’t go away with over-the-counter or even prescription pain relievers, there is an effective alternative: joint injections. The team at Usborne Family Medicine, Inc. offers this convenient, non-surgical long-term joint pain treatment to patients in and around Covina, California. Find out how joint injections can help you, or book a consultation today — call or click Contact Us.

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What are joint injections?

You use your joints almost all day, every day — whether moving, standing, or sitting. All this activity causes inflammation, making your joints vulnerable to injury and overuse. Joint cells are also prone to damage caused by autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Often, cell damage is so extensive that traditional pain relievers are unable to get to the root of the pain.

Joint injections are a highly efficient joint treatment. They allow providers to apply the treatment directly to the point of inflammation, and they’re so effective, one injection can provide months of pain relief. They can also determine the source of your joint pain by allowing your provider to isolate its cause.

Usborne Family Medicine offers joint injections to treat pain and inflammation in the knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, and other joints in the body.

Am I a candidate for joint injections?

Joint injections are suitable for anyone who experiences persistent joint pain and for whom other pain medication has failed to provide any relief. They’re particularly useful for people with chronic joint pain, and the team at Usborne Family Medicine, Inc. commonly use them to treat conditions that include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis

If you live with joint pain and have tried other pain relievers without success, reach out to Usborne Family Medicine to see if joint injections can help you.

What are the different types of joint injections?

There are several types of joint injection available — your provider chooses the most suitable for you based on the cause and severity of your injury. The most common joint injections are corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).


Corticosteroid injections, the most common joint injection, reduce cell inflammation and ease pain using a combination of steroid medication and anesthetic.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid injections mostly treat knee joint problems by replenishing the body’s natural joint lubrication. Typically, your provider tries hyaluronic acid injections if corticosteroid injections fail to work.

Platelet-rich plasma

PRP injections use healing proteins and growth factors extracted from the patient’s blood to heal damaged cells and reduce inflammation, particularly cell damage caused by osteoarthritis.

The team at Usborne Family Medicine, Inc. performs in-office arthritis pain evaluations to identify which joint injection will be most effective for you. Enjoy months of pain relief with just one injection — call the practice or request an appointment online.