Subacromial Injection

When is the injection needed

If rest, medications, and physical therapy do not relieve your pain, an injection of a local anesthetic and a cortisone preparation may be helpful.

Cortisone is a very effective anti-inflammatory medicine.

How is it injected

The physician carefully inserts a needle into the joint space in the shoulder and injects the cortisone solution. The solution goes into the joint space to reduce pain and inflammation in the joint.