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Joint Injections

What are Joint Injections for Chronic Pain?

Joint or intra-articular injections are a specialized technique to manage chronic joint pain. This procedure involves administering a combination of local anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. This injection aims to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve joint function, enabling patients to regain mobility and enjoy a better quality of life.

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How Do Joint Injections Work?

During a joint injection procedure, a pain specialist uses advanced imaging techniques such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound to guide the needle to the targeted joint accurately. The medication is injected into the joint space once the needle is in the correct position. The local anesthetic provides immediate pain relief, while the anti-inflammatory medicines help to reduce inflammation and provide long-lasting pain relief. This injection provides quick pain relief and can help alleviate inflammation for an extended period.

Types of Joints Treated with Joint Injections:

Joint injections are commonly used to treat chronic pain in various joints, including:

Knee Joint: Knee joint injections are beneficial for conditions such as osteoarthritis, knee bursitis, and knee joint inflammation.

Shoulder Joint: Shoulder joint injections help address shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, and frozen shoulder.

Hip Joint: Hip joint injections can relieve osteoarthritis and bursitis.

Facet Joints: Facet joint injections target the small joints in the spine, relieving facet joint pain and spinal arthritis.

Ankle Joint: Ankle joint injections can alleviate pain caused by conditions like ankle arthritis and ankle impingement.

Elbow Joint: Elbow joint injections are used for conditions such as tennis elbow and elbow arthritis.

Advantages of Joint Injections:

Targeted Relief: Joint injections deliver medication directly into the affected joint, providing precise pain relief.

Improved Functionality: Joint injections can improve joint function and mobility by reducing pain and inflammation.

Minimally Invasive: Joint injections are minimally invasive procedures, often performed on an outpatient basis.

Customized Treatment: Joint injections can be tailored to each patient's specific needs, ensuring personalized pain management.

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Types of Joint Injections:

Costovertebral Joint Injection

Facet Joint Injection

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Sacroiliac Joint Injection

Temporomandibular Joint Injection (TMJ)

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Conditions Treated with Joint Injections:

Joint injections are beneficial for various chronic pain conditions, including:

Osteoarthritis: A degenerative joint disease causing pain and stiffness in the affected joint.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune disorder that leads to joint inflammation and pain.

Bursitis: Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints.

Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons, often occurring around joints.

Joint Inflammation: Chronic inflammation of the joints, causing pain and limited mobility.

The Joint Injection Procedure:

At Pain Solutions, our experienced pain specialists will perform joint injection procedures with precision and care. We will begin by comprehensively evaluating your condition and medical history. Our team uses advanced imaging techniques to guide the needle to the targeted joint accurately. We then administer the joint injection, which includes a combination of local anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medications.

We will carefully monitor your response to the injection and provide necessary follow-up care. Joint injections are a powerful tool for managing joint-related pain. At Pain Solutions, our dedicated team of pain specialists is committed to providing personalized care and effective treatment options to improve mobility and enhance quality of life. If you are experiencing chronic joint pain and seeking relief, get in touch with us today to
schedule a consultation.

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