Re: Kenalog injection for TMJ
Steroid injections into the TM joint may help if you have a brief peroid of inflammation and/or swelling. Usually, for an ongoing problem they do not provide long term relief. As Michelle has posted, after having it done a couple of times, the procedure itself can aggravate your condition.
Injecting steroids during any of the scope or other TM joint procedures is normally to help (sometimes) with inflammation, (most important) to keep the swelling as minimal as possible and some Surgeons believe steroids will "help" in the prevention of scarring or adhesions after these procedures.