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Cortisone Joint Injections in Ottawa

hands grasping knee in painIntra-articular joint injections are a highly effective treatment option for those suffering from joint pain and inflammation. This minimally invasive procedure involves the injection of a medical solution, usually a strong anti-inflammatory, directly into the affected joint. These treatments provide immediate pain relief, improve mobility and function of the joint.

At this moment, we are only offering joint injections to Shoulders and Knees

Conditions We Can Help

Cortisone shots are very effective in treating inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or moderate-severe degeneration. Other conditions include:

  • Chronic Knee and shoulder pain
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid, Psoriatic, Reactive Arthritis

Joint injections should be used in combination with rehabilitation and manual therapy. The award-winning professionals at Ottawa Health: Performance and Rehabilitation are equipped to help you through any injury from start to finish.

View our medical services page for more information about how we can help.


Joint Cortisone injection: $150 for 1 site + $60 for additional sites


How do cortisone injections work?

Cortisone is a type of natural hormone sometimes referred to as a corticosteroid. It is often used for many conditions due to the strong anti-inflammatory qualities. Corticosteroids are used to treat inflammation caused by injury, arthritis, autoimmune conditions and more.

How long does it take for a cortisone injection to work and last?

Most injections will begin to take effect within 24-48 hours, sometimes immediately! The duration of improvement varies. Some people will experience relief for months, even years while others may only find relief for a few days.

How often can I get a cortisone shot?

While this is an extremely helpful procedure, we believe it is not something to be injected too many times within a year. Additionally, if the previous response was very short-lived, we may not recommend additional injections. If the response to the first injection was very positive, a repeat injection may be recommended.

What should I be doing after my injection?

We recommend resting the joint for at least 24 hours after the injection. Additionally, we strongly recommend that patients who seek joint injections also pursue rehabilitation. If there is relief from the injection, physical therapy will be strongly recommended in order to re-strengthen the joint and prevent future bouts of pain. Our fantastic team of therapists often continue to work with our patients who received these injections.

Are these covered by OHIP?

We are a private facility and are not affiliated with OHIP. These services are not covered by OHIP but you may call any third-party insurance and inquire if your cost may be covered.

I have diabetes, are there any risks? Can I have a cortisone shot?

Cortisone injections may increase blood sugar levels shortly after the injection and sometimes for up to 2 weeks. Make sure you are monitoring your blood sugar and discussing it with your physician prior to your cortisone injection. If your blood sugar goes above 20 mmol/L, seek immediate medical attention.

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Cortisone & Trigger Point Injections in Alta Vista Ottawa ON | (613) 728-9414