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Kenalog Injections

April 12 2019

Kenalog Injections

Kenalog injections involve injecting a corticosteroid hormone, known as triamcinolone acetonide, into the skin, muscle, or joint. Naturally, our bodies have corticosteroid hormones that help control inflammatory responses; triamcinolone acetonide is a man-made corticosteroid. This injection works by decreasing your body's immune response to diseases such as arthritis or acne, which reduces swelling and inflammation of the affected area. Injections should be administered by a trained healthcare professional.

Kenalog injections can be used to treat arthritis, bursitis, epicondylitis tennis elbow, acne, and other skin condition. Where the injection will be administered depends on what condition it is being used to treat.

Receiving a Kenalog injection is usually a quick and easy process. The process will be more or less painful depending on where the injection is administered; an intradermal injection to treat a skin lesion is usually less painful than an intra-articular injection to treat arthritis. A numbing agent may be applied to the area before giving the injection to help decrease pain. The injection may be administered directly to the affected area, such as into the painful joint of someone with arthritis, or it may be administered into a muscle (such as the buttocks) to produce a more widespread effect. Once the injection is given, it may be repeated in three weeks, depending on what condition it is treating.

There is some important information to know before starting Kenalog injection treatments. If you are planning to use Kenalog injections long-term, do not stop them abruptly. There may be some side effects to long-term use of Kenalog and other corticosteroids such as supressed immune system and mood changes. It is important to speak to your doctor to make sure to have a good understanding of the treatment. 

Kenalog injections can be very helpful in reducing pain and other symptoms for people with inflammatory conditions. Contact us today to book a consultation to find out more about Kenalog injections and if it is the right treatment for you! 

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