AcromioClavicular Joint Injection Procedure

What is an Acromioclavicular Joint Injection Procedure?

This is an injection into the Acromio-Clavicular Joint, which is the likely cause of your pain.

Why is an Acromioclavicular Joint Injection Procedure helpful?

It is helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of your pain, which is likely due to a disorder of your AC Joint. Two medications are used for the injection: a shorter-acting local anesthetic numbing agent and a longer-acting anti-inflammatory steroid agent. You will likely experience temporary pain relief after the injection due to the shorter-acting local anesthetic numbing agent. Then, you will likely experience longer pain relief after the injection due to the longer-acting anti-inflammatory steroid agent.

What happens during an Acromioclavicular Joint Injection Procedure?

You will be asked to get into a comfortable position on the procedure table. The skin at the site to be injected will be cleaned with an anti-bacterial solution. You will experience an initial sting at the injection site as the very small procedure needle is introduced through the skin into the AC Joint. Then, the clinician will inject the medications into your AC Joint. The injection procedure will be brief, usually lasting less than 5 minutes.

What happens after an Acromioclavicular Joint Injection Procedure?

You will be observed for your response to the injection. You may become a little sore at the soft tissues of the procedure site, which is normal and to be expected. You may apply an ice pack to the sore area of the procedure site. The soreness at the procedure site should go away in a couple of days. It usually takes 48 to 72 hours to experience relief of your shoulder pain from the longer-acting anti-inflammatory steroid agent. A follow-up appointment will be made for you.

Can I go to work the next day after an Acromioclavicular Joint Injection Procedure?

You can return to work the next day.

For more information on how to manage pain through Acromio-Clavicular Joint Injection, visit the nearest Comprehensive Pain Specialists. With over 40 locations in 10 states, find out why Comprehensive Pain Specialists is best suited for all of your pain management needs.

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