Injections of the shoulder are common treatments for aches, pains, numbness or tingling in the shoulder.
Shoulder injections involve inserting a needle into the shoulder joint, then injecting medicine that can relieve pain. Corticosteroids are strong anti-inflammatory medications reducing swelling and inflammation.
These are often used in conjunction with physiotherapy rehabilitation and other medications for a more lasting cure of many conditions
Depending on the amount of pain relief achieved, a diagnosis can be made to determine if the shoulder joint is the actual cause of pain.