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Nevada Pain Care Treatments

Soft Tissue Injection (Shoulder)

This outpatient injection procedure relieves pain in the shoulder caused by bursitis, or inflammation of the bursa. A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between bone and muscles or tendons. Bursae are found near joints throughout the body.

Treatment Quick Facts

What is this treatment for?

The soft tissue injection in the shoulder is designed to reduce pain caused by bursitis, or inflammation of the bursa. 

How is this treatment administered?

Your provider injects a soothing mixture of numbing anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroid medication into the shoulder.

How long is this treatment?

The procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes, and may be repeated as needed.
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About Soft Tissue Injection (Shoulder)

What is the procedure like?

The patient lies down, and the shoulder is cleaned and sterilized. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the tissue at the injection site. The physician inserts the needle and guides it into the affected bursa. A corticosteroid medication is injected into the joint to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

What happens after the procedure?

The needle is slowly withdrawn, and the injection site may be covered with a small bandage. Extended pain relief usually begins within two to three days of the injection.

Is this treatment right for you?

Schedule an appointment to discuss this treatment with your provider.

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