The Interventional Pain Doctors team of orthopedic pain management specialists will review your medical history, perform a problem focused physical exam, review imaging, and offer a customized treatment plan based on an accurate diagnosis. If you have joint pain you may benefit from an injection.
Joint injections are used to treat pain for several reasons:
Your doctor and staff will explain what to expect before, during, and after the treatment. If you want sedation for your procedure, your doctor will advise you to avoid eating or drinking anything for eight hours before the procedure and to have a responsible adult drive you home. You may need to stop taking certain medicines (blood thinners) several days before your procedure. You are welcome to do the procedure awake, under local anesthesia if you would prefer, in which case this may be done in the office under sterile conditions.
All our injections are performed using sterile technique and using image guidance. After a sterile cleaning of the site to be injected, local anesthesia will be used to numb the skin. The needle will be placed using image guidance. Medication will then be administered and needles removed. Bandages will be placed and you will be given post procedure instructions.
How quickly you get relief and for how long depends on what type of medication is used for your injection.
The amount of relief is dependent upon the amount of inflammation, injury and duration, sometimes it can be complete relief, sometimes a subsequent injection is necessary to achieve more complete relief.
This outpatient injection procedure relieves hip, leg or buttock pain caused by arthritis or other damage to the hip joint.
This outpatient injection procedure relieves pain in the shoulder and arm caused by arthritis, injury or disorder.
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