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Joint Injections Specialist

Daniel Loder, MD

Pain Management & Orthobiologic Treatment located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA, & Torrance, CA

Between arthritis and injuries, millions of Americans struggle with joint pain that stops them from enjoying their favorite activities. In many cases, they struggle with debilitating pain. The exceptional team of Daniel Loder, MD, alleviates the pain and restores mobility with joint injections that precisely target the cause of your pain. To learn how a joint injection can help you return to a more active life, book an appointment online or call one of the Los Angeles area offices in Beverly Hills, Torrance, or Manhattan Beach, California.

Joint Injections

How are joint injections performed?

The Daniel Loder, MD, team precisely injects medication into joints using continuous imaging such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound. These imaging techniques show the needle, soft tissues, and other structures in real-time, allowing your provider to guide the needle to the targeted location before injecting your treatment.

What type of spine injection might I receive?

The facet joints in your spine connect the vertebrae, providing stability while supporting spinal movement. Like all the joints in your body, the facet joints can develop arthritis. 

A therapeutic facet joint injection reduces inflammation and alleviates pain by injecting a local anesthetic and steroid.

Before administering the injection, your provider verifies the specific joint to target through diagnostic imaging and/or a diagnostic nerve block.

During a nerve block, they inject a local anesthetic into the targeted facet joint. If the injection relieves your pain, it verifies they have the correct joint.

What peripheral joint injections might I receive?

Your peripheral joints include all the joints outside your spinal cord. The Daniel Loder, MD, team may recommend one of the following injections for any of your peripheral joints:

Steroid injection

Steroids are potent anti-inflammatory medications that the team may inject into a joint to relieve the pain caused by an acute injury or one of many possible conditions, such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome

However, your provider limits the number of steroid shots you receive to prevent complications.


Patients with arthritis may benefit from viscosupplementation, which is an injection of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the joint’s synovial fluid, where it absorbs shock and lubricates the joint. 

Viscosupplementation improves joint mobility, relieves pain, and may help slow down the progression of osteoarthritis. Though any joint may improve with viscosupplementation, this treatment is most often for knee joints.

Orthobiologic treatments

Orthobiologic treatments are your body’s natural healing agents. These regenerative cells alleviate your pain by repairing the damaged tissues inside the joint.

Orthobiologic treatments accelerates healing, regulates inflammation, and supports Orthobiologic treatments activity. Orthobiologic treatments self-replicate, producing new cells that develop into the tissues needed to repair your injury. For example, orthobiologic treatments regenerate ligaments, tendons, cartilage, muscles, collagen, and blood vessels.

Your injection may include Orthobiologic treatments, depending on the type, severity, and location of your injury. Your provider places a regenerative injection at the damaged tissues, where the platelets and orthobiologic treatments can immediately go to work.

 If you have joint pain from an injury, degenerative disease, or overuse, call Daniel Loder, MD, or book an appointment online.