Do you experience ongoing joint pain that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter medication or prescribed pain relief? If so, you’re a part of the millions of Americans who live with joint pain every day. Many have found relief with joint injections — a non-surgical pain relief method offered by the team at Healthstone Primary Care that delivers medication directly to the source of pain. Call today or book online — with three Florida-based offices conveniently located in Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, you can see a provider and be pain-free in no time.
Joint injections treat pain and inflammation in the knee, hip, and shoulder, and they’re an efficient non-surgical way to introduce medication into a joint. The precise application means the medication goes directly to the point of inflammation and acts fast. For this reason, joint injections are a popular treatment for conditions such as:
Joint injections can also help determine the source of pain. Joint pain often transfers to other parts of the body, making it difficult to diagnose. The team at Healthstone Primary may use joint injections if they suspect that pain elsewhere in the body is actually a symptom of a joint issue.
The most common types of joint injections are corticosteroid, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and hyaluronic acid.
Corticosteroid injections reduce inflammation and ease pain using a combination of steroid medication and anesthetic.
PRP injections use healing plasma extracted from the patient's own blood to encourage cell recovery and natural healing.
Hyaluronic acid injections mostly treat knee joint problems by replenishing the body's natural joint lubrication.
The team at Healthstone Primary assesses your joint pain to identify which joint injection will be most effective.
A joint injection treatment tends to take around 20 minutes. Your provider at Healthstone Primary cleans the injection site and inserts the needle into the joint, sometimes using an X-ray or ultrasound as a guide. The injection may contain an anesthetic to numb the area immediately afterward, and it's normal to experience swelling and tenderness over the next few days.
You can go home the same day as your treatment, but avoid using the injected joint too much over the next 48 hours. Some people experience immediate pain relief, but it's perfectly normal for it to take up to seven days before you notice any difference.
Typically, the treatment lasts several months, but this depends on your specific circumstances. Your provider discusses goals and expectations with you.
Many elite athletes favor joint injections as an excellent way to achieve much-needed pain relief. Find out more by making an appointment with the Healthstone Primary team today — call the practice or book online.