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Injections & Medication

Conservative Treatment Specialists in Delray Beach, FL

Injections and medication are conservative treatment modalities employed for the treatment of hand and wrist conditions. At South Palm Orthopedics our experienced team of conservative treatment specialists offers expert diagnosis and individualized nonoperative treatment for a wide range of hand and wrist conditions. To learn more about conservative hand and wrist treatment in Delray Beach, FL, contact the team at South Palm Orthopedics for an appointment today!

Injections and medications for the hand and wrist are provided to treat pain, inflammation, and various musculoskeletal conditions. They can provide relief and improve function in conditions like arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendinitis.

Types of Injections

  • Corticosteroid Injections: They reduce inflammation and provide pain relief.
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections: They are used for osteoarthritis to improve joint movement.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections: They promote healing in injured tissues.

Common Medications

  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Such as ibuprofen, reduce pain and swelling.
  • Analgesics: Such as acetaminophen, offer pain relief without anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs): Slow disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis.

Preparing for Injections

Patients may need to stop certain medications before receiving injections and should discuss allergies and medical history with their healthcare provider.

The Injection Process

The injection is performed under sterile conditions. The injection site is cleaned, and a local anesthetic may be applied. The medication is then carefully injected into the targeted area.

Post-Injection Care

Patients might experience temporary soreness. Ice packs and rest are recommended, and activities should be gradually resumed as advised by the healthcare provider.

Risks and Complications

While generally safe, there's a risk of infection, allergic reactions, or tendon rupture. Repeated steroid injections can lead to tissue weakening.


Injections and medications are valuable tools for treating hand and wrist conditions. They should be administered by a qualified healthcare provider, with careful consideration of the potential risks and benefits.

If you would like to have additional information on injections and medication or would like to learn more about conservative hand and wrist treatment in Delray Beach, FL, please contact the expert team of hand and wrist specialists at South Palm Orthopedics.