What are the risks of steroid injections?

Steroid injections are generally quite safe when used appropriately. It's possible that if you have diabetes or hypertension, your blood sugars or blood pressure might be higher than usual for a few days after an injection. Recurrent injections in the same spot over time can increase the possibility of local skin atrophy or tendon weakening.

How often can I get steroid injections?

For most body parts, steroid injections can safely be administered up to every 3-4 months. Most of the time this is not necessary, as 1 injection is sufficient for most acute injuries to provide enough pain relief for treatment.

What other kinds of injections are offered by physicians working at Integrate?

  • Hyaluronate acts as a "joint lubricator" and can be injected in cases of osteoarthritis or other joint problems.
  • Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections are offered to improve healing for stubborn or chronic musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Prolotherapy (sugar injections) may also be offered to promote healing for chronic musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Trigger point injections (TPIs) are also offered. For more information on TPIs, CLICK HERE.