Knee Pain Treatment: Knee Injection

Knee Pain Treatment in Paris

Knee pain?

Gonalgia (knee pain) are a frequent symptom in medicine. Pain can occur suddenly following trauma, or more gradually. Damage to one of the structures that make up the knee can cause pain. In this case, a Knee injection may be necessary.

What is knee pain treatment?

A knee injection can be used for:

  • A diagnostic goal
  • A therapeutic goal: in general, we start by treating the painful knee with non-medicinal treatment (rest) and more or less medicinal treatment (analgesics and anti-inflammatories). If, despite first-line treatment, the pain persists, a second course of treatment is recommended. knee injection will be indicated. Injection for knee pain is a routine procedure that requires a few simple techniques to be effective.

How does injection work?

Our doctors are experts in this field.

The procedure takes 10 minutes.

You will lie on your back. This procedure sometimes requires local anaesthetic on the knee.

The knee to be punctured should be on the operator's side, with 15 degrees of flexion.

This procedure generally requires radiological guidance (ultrasound or X-ray). Radioguided injection enables continuous control of the needle's path and position. The gesture is therefore more precise and targeted.

Many patients question the performance of this test.

Is knee pain treatment by injection still effective?

Efficacy is not immediate. It takes 3 to 4 days for the pain to diminish. Rest is therefore indicated to increase the likelihood of treatment efficacy. Moreover, efficacy is not certain. In the event of failure, re-injection is indicated. A maximum of 3 injections is recommended. If, despite these attempts, the pain persists, other therapeutic strategies will be adopted by your General Practitioner (GP).

What you need to know is that pain should not be ignored if it persists.

Knee Pain Treatment Appointment

Make an appointment for knee injection at one of our centers:

Bachaumont Radiology 75002

Clinique Drouot 75009


When should I consult a radiologist?

Any pain that persists from 6 weeks to go should prompt consultation of a radiologist.

What tests does the doctor order for knee pain?

In general, the doctor proceeds with a clinical examination of your knee (there are maneuvers to be performed). Then, if necessary, he or she will order additional tests such as X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs and arthro scans...

What causes gonalgia?

The causes of sore knees are numerous. We can distinguish two categories of causes:

Mechanical causes of gonalgia :

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  • Trauma: a fall or accident can cause a bone fracture or joint dislocation. This causes pain and limits joint mobility.
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee. These causes give rise to mechanical pain: pain that increases with physical effort and decreases at rest.

Knee inflammation: 

  • Inflammatory diseases: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis...
  • Rheumatism related drop. Gout is a disease in which a deposit of uric acid crystals accumulate in jointsdue to high uric acid levels in the blood. Insufficient elimination of uric acid by the kidneys is the most common cause of high blood uric acid levels. In general, blood uric acid levels are too high when the kidneys are unable to eliminate enough uric acid in the urine. Genes play an important role in this tendency
  • Tendinitis inflammation of the tendon
  • Bursitis inflammation of the bursa. The scholarship The bursa is a small, fluid-filled pocket that can be located under a tendon, providing cushioning and protecting it from damage. The bursa provides a additional damping to adjacent structures which would otherwise rub against each other, leading to wear and tear, for example, between a bone and a ligament.
  • Infectious diseases

These causes lead to inflammatory pain: Knee pain at rest and especially at night (nocturnal pain).

In addition, other diseases can affect the knee:

  • Paget's disease: a disease that causes deformities.
  • Osgood-schlatter disease: inflammatory disease that causes fragmentation of the bony lump in the knee.

What are the symptoms of knee pain?

Several symptoms may accompany knee pain :

  • Oedema
  • Redness
  • Limitation of joint motility.
  • Cracking in the knee
  • Heat

What can help with gonalgia?

For local relief, you can use an ice pack. It can reduce pain. You can also lather your knee with olive oil. Olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Rest is also an important strategy for reducing pain. If necessary, your doctor can prescribe analgesic and anti-inflammatory treatment.