Joint pain could be due to wear-and-tear from years of use, or the after-effects of an injury. Either way, when initial treatments aren’t working, the pain specialists at Interventional Spine and Pain Center in Manchester and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, can help. They offer specialist joint injection treatments to help manage your pain. Call Interventional Spine and Pain Center today to find out more, or book an appointment online.
Joint pain is one of the most widespread types of musculoskeletal conditions, and in many cases, pain improves when you follow a program of medication, physical therapy, rest, and other conservative treatments.
Joint injections are the next stage in a treatment program for patients who have joint pain that isn’t responding to the initial therapies. Some joint conditions, like arthritis, get progressively worse over time, but using joint injections can prolong the life of your joints and delay the time when you need to consider surgery or joint replacement.
Joint injections can help if you have painful joints because of conditions such as:
Most joints in your body can benefit from these injections, but they’re used mainly on the knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows, wrists, the base of the big thumb, and smaller joints in your hands and feet. The facet joints in your spine that join the vertebrae, and the sacroiliac joint in your pelvis can also benefit from joint injections.
There are several types of injections for joint pain:
Many joint injections contain steroids, potent drugs that help reduce inflammation. By decreasing the tissue inflammation in the affected joints, your provider at Interventional Spine and Pain Center is helping to ease the pain that inflammation causes, sometimes for several weeks or even months.
Joint injections might also contain a local anesthetic, a medication that numbs the pain. This can sometimes relieve most or all of your joint pain, but the anesthetic is only short-lasting.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections help with conditions like arthritis. HA is a natural lubricant, helping the ends of your bones slide over each other instead of rubbing together painfully.
These are regenerative medicine therapies, so-called because they use naturally occurring cells and growth factors found in human tissues to promote your body’s natural repair and regeneration systems.
If you have joint pain and it’s not improving with the most conservative treatments, joint injections could prove effective. Call Interventional Spine and Pain Center today to arrange a consultation, or book an appointment online.