Chronic joint pain can be a constant hindrance to living an active lifestyle. Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain that keeps them from achieving their daily tasks and goals. Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive option besides surgery that might get you moving again. At Health One Family Medicine in Irving, Texas, our providers are trained to treat joint pain problems with precise joint injections to get you mobile again.
Joint injections reduce the inflammation in your joints. Joint injections are used as an option for instant and long-term pain relief from chronic pain. If medications or physical therapy are not giving you relief from chronic joint pain, joint injections might be a good option to relieve your pain. It can improve your range of motion and mobility so you can focus on your physical therapy exercises and perform your daily tasks with ease.
Trigger Point injection allows the physician to treat an exact point of pain, a trigger point, or knots formed due to tight muscles. Injection at the exact site of pain can result in a sustained relief of pain. Our primary care providers in Irving are trained and have experience in administering trigger point injections to minimize pain.
While it is not a permanent solution, joint injections can give long-term pain relief for many months. Joint injections are used to treat pain with many conditions related to:
Stress from poor mechanics
Joint injections can be applied to any joint. This typically includes knees, hips, shoulders, and wrists.
The joint injection procedure only takes about 20 minutes. A topical anesthetic on the skin will be given over the area being injected. The doctor will use X-ray imaging to guide the location of the injection. After the doctor injects the steroid, there will a brief period of recovery and observation. Expect to have some soreness and/or swelling in that location for a few days. Patients can return to performing normal activities the next day.
Once the steroid has entered the bloodstream and reduced the inflammation, you should start feeling better within a few days.
You might experience some soreness or swelling at the site of the injection for a few days. You can apply some ice to reduce swelling or take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication if needed.
Joint injection risks are uncommon, but may include: infection, swelling, or bleeding at the site of injection.
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