Injections Offered for Joint Pain Relief
At Arthritis Relief & Vascular Centers, we are specialists trained to treat pain due to a wide variety of conditions, but also pain arising from just about every joint in your body. The most common joint injections we provide include the larger joints like the knee, shoulder, SI joint and hip. We perform many different types of joint injections including hyaluronic acid injections for arthritis, steroid injections, platelet-rich plasma injections and other regenerative cellular therapies.
Every joint injection is performed under digital low-dose x-ray imaging to increase accuracy, decrease risk of adverse events and increase patient comfort during the treatments. This is extremely important because research shows that 30% of injections performed without the use of X-ray guidance miss the joint entirely.
Most joint injections take less than 10-15 minutes to perform and most of that time is used for prepping for the procedure and cleaning the skin where the injection will be performed. A local anesthetic or numbing medication is used to ensure the procedure is comfortable for the patient.
Prior to any procedure we will perform a detailed medical history, physical examination and X-rays when appropriate in order to best determine the right treatment for your pain.