Joint and tendon injections are often administered to relieve pain from a swollen or inflamed area. A numbing agent is sometimes given first, followed by an injectate solution of steroid, homeopathic, dextrose, or Platelet Rich Plasma, among the many options that Dr. Cardamone offers. There might be some mild discomfort after the injection is given, and you will generally be advised to avoid heavy activity the day of your appointment and sometimes for a specified period of time following the injections depending on the type of injection you receive. Dr. Cardamone will guide you through the details and any post procedure instructions to assist with choosing which type of solution is best for your condition. The steroid can sometimes take up to a week before you start feeling pain relief. Other solutions vary for onset of relief and these can be discussed at your visit.