Injections and Aspirations as a Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Injections and Aspirations

Injections and aspirations are procedures that involve using a needle to insert or remove fluids into areas of the body. Injections and aspirations can be used to diagnose and treat various conditions of the musculoskeletal system, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and joint injuries. Injections and aspirations are often used in cases of injury or inflammation of the joints or tissues. Injections and aspirations may be performed on the muscles, tendons, bursa, joints, and soft tissues. Fluid can be removed from the area, or medication -- such as corticosteroids or lidocaine -- can be injected into the area to ease pain, discomfort, and other symptoms.

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Humira injections are effective when coupled with other medication. Injection spot becomes inflamed and itches profusly. 3/22/2011 at 08:15 PM
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