Unfortunately, once a joint has been replaced, nonsurgical options become very limited. Every joint injection carries a small risk of infection. And while this is rare, an infection in a replaced joint is quite serious and usually requires additional surgery to treat. Simply put, the risk of infection and its consequences far outweighs the benefit of injection-based treatments after a joint replacement.
There are some pain relief options that can be done, however, and our providers can visit with you regarding these.