What are Joint Injections?
Joint injections treat pain by using anti-inflammatory medications combined with a local anesthetic. The goal of these injections is to relieve pain and reduce the swelling in joints. When pain is reduced, you have increased range of motion in the specific joint.
The wide range of movements in a joint makes it vulnerable to injury. An injury, disease or effects usually cause the debilitating pain that affects your quality of life.
Dr. Ilana Etelzon, a pain management specialist in New York City, uses shoulder injections and other advanced techniques for pain treatments at her practice. The pain doctor integrates a holistic approach to treat pain using minimally invasive procedures, and regenerative medicine.
What Are the Types of Joint Injections?
Pain management specialists use different injections to treat pain, depending on your diagnosis. Common joint injections include:
- Knee Injection
- Hip Injection
- Shoulder Injection
- Cortisone injection. Cortisone is a steroidal, anti-inflammatory medication that works by reducing swelling in your joint and relieves pain.
- Hyaluronic Acid injections. Hyaluronans are anti-inflammatory medications that also stimulate the production of endogenous synovial fluid production, which aids in l The injections are especially helpful to treat degenerative joint disease.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. A PRP injection uses your platelets to aid in the healing of injured muscles and joints and other parts, such as tendons and ligaments.
- Local anesthetic. Your doctor might combine the main medication with a numbing agent for pain relief.
The pain management team, led by Dr. Etelzon uses cutting-edge equipment at a state-of-the-art pain clinic. The multi-disciplinary approach used by the pain specialist for pain treatment achieves optimal results.