These injections are an anti-inflammatory steroid that is injected into a targeted area to relieve joint pain. Like other injections, the needle itself also acts as a therapeutic tool, in the hands of our skilled doctors, to break up knotty tissue.
These injections are used to reduce inflammation of the joints or other inflamed tissues. It is not a pain reliever in it’s own right, but rather, relieves pain that is caused because of inflammation within the joint. It doesn’t mask pain, it treats inflammation.
This is immediate, targeted relief. The injections can help people who desire to be active, return to activity and physical therapy to increase their mobility and function. This is the best use of the treatment as the body often heals through healthy activity.
People who suffer from arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis tend to do very well with these injections. Though relief can last for several months, it is not typically a permanent fix and often requires either physical therapy or some other home exercise program to identify and solve the underlying movement or strength issue that caused the inflammation in the first place. We do not recommend receiving these injections more than 3 times per year. Our hope is to get you back to your optimal function.