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Is there a limit on how many joint injections to have?

Dr. Matthew Lawless discusses limits on joint injections. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Joint injections can be a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool in managing joint pain, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)Off Site Icon. There are few side effects, but some can include tendon rupture or infection, according to the AAFP. Given the possibility of side effects, frequent joint injections to the same site are sometimes discouraged, according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)Off Site Icon. Complications may include whitening of the skin at the injection site and thinning of the skin, according to the ACR.

For more information about limits on joint injections, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health