Surgery Is Not the Answer
Surgery to repair a joint injury is often neither necessary nor ideal. Expensive surgeries can take months to recover from, and they are usually accompanied by prescription drugs with unpleasant side effects. You can avoid this and experience relief and healing more quickly through injections with medications chosen to reduce unpleasant side affects.
You May Be Experiencing These Symptoms
- Reduced range of motion
Joint injuries are common and result from either a single-event trauma or overuse that damages the ligaments. Ligaments are the “rubber bands” on the sides and inside of your joints that hold your joints together. When your ligaments are stretched or torn, the injury is called a sprain. The severity of your injury varies depending on the damage to the ligaments surrounding your injured joint.
Ligaments have two unique qualities that make these types of injuries both painful and slow to heal:
- Ligaments have a restricted blood supply, which limits the ability of the tissues to replenish and repair.
- Ligaments contain large numbers of nerve endings, leading to extreme discomfort when they are damaged.
You Can Avoid Surgery and Medication
Experience quicker relief and healing through natural methods. Surgery to repair a joint injury is neither necessary nor ideal. Expensive surgeries can take months to recover from, and are usually accompanied by prescription drugs with unpleasant side effects. Our medical providers offer innovative treatment for joint injuries that can relieve your pain right away.
Specialized injections into the joint can be used to improve the blood supply feeding ligaments and surrounding tissues.
Injections contain corticosteroids, which reduce inflammation and allow blood to flow into the ligaments and tissues.
As nutrients flood into the damaged area, the tissues are able to replenish and repair.
Yes. Joint injections are a common procedure and risks are minimal. Side effects are rare and temporary, and may include tenderness, skin discoloration, bleeding or infection. Your doctor will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this treatment with you.
- Did the pain begin with a specific injury to your joint?
- Where is the pain located?
- Does the pain feel sharp, throbbing, burning, continuous, etc.?
- How do your regular activities affect your pain? Do they make the pain better or words?
- A local anesthetic is usually included in the injection along with the corticosteroids.
- You’ll feel immediate pain relief from your joint injury, although there will be some slight soreness for a few days from the injection.
- Depending on the joint being treated, you may want to plan for a ride home after the injection.