A joint injection is a non-surgical alternative that can help treat joint pain and arthritis. By combining a corticosteroid with a local anesthetic, patients can benefit from instant and long-term pain relief. In addition, corticosteroids effectively reduce inflammation, which can also improve your range of motion and boost the positive effects of physical therapy.
During the appointment, the solution is gently administered directly into the damaged joint tissue. We may use x-ray imaging to ensure accuracy and effectiveness. Treatment is done in an outpatient setting and takes about 20 minutes, followed by a brief rest period. Multiple injections may be administered during a single office visit, and multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.
A trigger point injection (TPI) is another effective option for non-surgical pain management. It generally contains a local anesthetic, saline solution, and may include a corticosteroid. This solution can improve muscle pain caused by trigger points, especially in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck. When small knots form in these sensitive areas, they cause unwanted pain.
Trigger point injections can help prevent muscle spasms and offer a better quality of life for those with fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain syndrome.
During the appointment, the solution is gently administered directly into the trigger point to soothe muscle pain. Treatment is done in an outpatient setting in just a few minutes, making it a convenient option for anyone with a busy schedule. Multiple injections may be administered during a single office visit, and multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.