Joint Injections

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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.

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How is Joint Injection Done?

These procedures may vary slightly depending on your diagnosis. And while your pain specialist follows the most effective procedure for the best results, basic steps include:

  1. Consultations. Your pain doctor does a physical assessment of the painful shoulder and a review of your medical history.
  2. Preparation. Your doctor advises on the medications and dietary supplements you should stop.
  3. The Joint injection. Your doctor identifies the best site for the injection based on your diagnosis, and using a specialized needle guided by ultrasound and fluoroscopy, injects the medication into the affected joint area.
  4. Recovery. You might feel some slight soreness for about two days, but once the effect fades, the pain medication starts to work with pain relief which can last from months to years.

The injection site varies depending on the underlying condition and source of pain. Dr. Etelzon and her board-certified professionals improve your quality of life through pain relief and restoration of function in your joint.

At the NYC pain management practice, Dr. Etelzon works closely with you to develop an individualized treatment program. With the availability of multiple treatment options, the doctor offers opioid-free options for patients seeking chronic pain relief.

Your pain doctor in NYC uses joint injections to relieve pain and improve motion in the joint so you can resume your normal activities and get back to the sports you enjoy. Contact the NYC pain management team today for the most effective pain treatment procedures.

Patient Testimonials

Patient Doctor Relationships Based on Trust

  • Dr. Etelzon always makes sure you are comfortable and leave her office with less pain you came in. She gets to the root of the problem. She's friendly. Clean office environment. No long waits, efficient visit. Highly satisfied with my treatment plan.
    Jacqueline Rodriguez Patient
  • Doctor Etelzon is very knowledgeable and really cares about her patients. She will take her time to discuss patients problem, answer questions and use her expertise to help. Dr. Etelzon maintains a friendly , clean , and efficient office environment.
    Narik Fuzailov Patient
  • Helped me with my pain! Great bedside manner. Highly recommend this doctor.
    Anonymous Patient
  • Dr.Etelzon is very knowledgeable and caring and has hands of hold! She was so thorough in her examination and really sees and hears the patient and determines a customized treatment. Thank you, Dr.Etelzon!
    Anonymous Patient
  • Dr. Ilana Etelzon thank you for your help, you have golden hands. Very attentive and knowledgeable doctor. The office staff is friendly and kind, you girls are beautiful.
    Valeriy Shek Patient (Google Review)
  • Dear Doctor Etelzon, Thank you again. I am starting to feel more like myself again...I couldn't say the problem is totally gone, but a big weight has been lifted...Today...I decided to go and do my nails which I did not do for a long time after the incident. I also asked my daughter if we could go to the park. These are things I normally enjoy but forgot about them for a few months now.
    Anonymous Patient
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