26 Dec Joint Injections Help Pain Management
Joint injections are a common procedure at Integrated Pain Consultants and an alternative to pain medications like opioids which can be addictive. As the country is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, it’s important to seek out alternatives that are effective, fast, and don’t have serious risks such as dependency. Joint injections reduce inflammation and irritation in the joints for both acute and chronic pain sufferers. If joint pain is keeping you from activities of daily living, participating in your favorite activities, and limiting your mobility, joint injections might be the answer you’re looking for.
What Are Joint Injections
“Joint injections” is an umbrella term for a wide variety of available injections. The best injection for you depends on your body, pain, and goals. However, they’re all designed to lower inflammation, lessen pain, and even diagnose specific conditions to help develop a more customized pain management plan. Joint injections can help restore movement in numerous joints from the ankles to wrists and everything in between—even those frustrating knee and shoulder injuries.
Take a Shot with Joint Injections
Joint injections are fast and pain-free. Your doctor will use a type of ultrasound guidance to direct the needle into the pain site. It’s similar to getting any other shot, but a topical numbing product is used so patients feel even less of a pinch. How often you need joint injections depends on numerous factors and the type of pain. For acute pain sufferers, just one injection may be required. Chronic pain suffers may need regular injections every few months.
The types of joint injections offered at Integrated Pain Consultants include epidural steroid injections, corticosteroid injections, facet joint injections, hyaluronic acid injections, and viscosupplementation injections. Talk with your doctor to decide which joint injection is right for you.
Talk with Integrated Pain Consultants About Joint Injections
Joint injections are made up of non-addictive and strong pain management products, such as corticosteroids. If your goal is to get back to an exercise routine, enjoy a better range of motion, and achieve a higher quality of life without the risk of opioid dependency, joint injections might be for you. Call Integrated Pain Consultants at 480-626-2552 for a consultation. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.