Don’t Let Joint Pain Keep You On The Sidelines

Joint Injections

Choosing to receive an injection to provide relief for your joint pain is often what we recommend to our patients as a first step, non-surgical treatment option. A medical joint injection can easily help to stop pain brought on by inflammation and help in speeding up the recovery process.

There are five common injections our physicians provide to our patients.


Corticosteroid Injection

Patients seeking relief from inflammation will benefit from a corticosteroid injection, also known as a cortisone injection. This injection offers a concentrated amount of anti-inflammatories. It acts as effective and quick aid to inflamed areas of the body such as muscles, joints and tendons.

Epidural Injection

This injection is normally used to alleviate nerve pain. The injection takes place in the back, neck or limb region. The purpose of utilizing this treatment is to offer pain relief that comes with experiencing nerve damage in the spine. It also used to reduce inflammation in this area.

Facet Joint Injection

We utilize this injection to treat our patients with severe arthritis. Joints that are affected by arthritis can produce pain in your body that can feel like it’s hard to manage. Your physician may choose to utilize a facet joint injection to determine how your body if further treatment for your condition is necessary.

Medial Branch Injection

Our physicians utilize this injection for facet joint blockage. The first step in this treatment includes injecting a numbing agent (anesthesia) close to your tiny medial nerve which is connected to a facet joint. During a normal procedure, a patient may receive multiple injections.

Sacroiliac Joint (SI) Injection

The Sacroiliac Joint (SI) Injection is used to treat our patients that suffer from lower back pain. This treatment works to offset pain and inflammation that comes about with SI dysfunction.

Orthopedic Locations Near You

  1. CHRISTUS Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

    8591 S. Broadway
    Tyler, Texas 75703

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  2. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Athens

    1505 Highway 19 South
    Athens, Texas 75751
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  3. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances HealthPark - Canton

    18780 Interstate 20
    Canton, Texas 75103
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  4. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances HealthPark - Lindale

    3203 South Main Street
    Lindale, Texas 75771
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  5. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Magnolia Medical Plaza - Palestine

    3201 South Loop 256
    Palestine, Texas 75801
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  6. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Jacksonville

    2026 South Jackson Street
    Jacksonville, Texas 75766
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Our Team

Tonja Deems

Tonja Deem, AG, ACNP, BC

Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery


Douglas Duncan, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. William Hobbs

William Hobbs, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Dr. Stephen Littlejohn

Stephen Littlejohn, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine

Dr. Marc Matarazzo

Marc Matarazzo, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine

Dr. Jayesh Patel

Jayesh Patel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

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William Phillips

William Phillips, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Jamie Pierce-Hogue, PA-C

Jamie Pierce-Hogue, PA-C

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Physician Assistant

Dr. Paul Rath

Paul Rath, MD

Orthopedic Surgery Foot & Ankle, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Dr. Joshua Stein

Joshua Stein, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Art Strahan

Arthur Strahan, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Kyle Urbanek, NP-C

Kyle Urbanek, NP-C

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Thomas Volatile

Thomas Volatile, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

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Charles Williams

Charles Williams, MD

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery