Joint Injections Offered by Orthopedic Specialists Near Howell, NJ
Joint pain can get in the way of an active lifestyle and even begin to interfere with everyday tasks. If you’re in this situation, joint injections may be an effective way to find lasting relief without resorting to surgery.
Joint injections can be used to diagnose and treat various inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and gout. Your physician may suggest this minimally invasive approach to confirm that a joint condition is the source of your pain and/or to help relieve your painful joint inflammation.
Two Types of Joint Injections
At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) near Howell, New Jersey, we offer two main types of joint injections:
- Corticosteroid injections – Combined with a local anesthetic, a powerful anti-inflammatory medication such as cortisone can be injected directly into the painful area of your joint.
- Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections – Chemically similar to natural joint fluid, HA can serve as an effective joint lubricant as well as a shock-absorbing joint “cushion,” both of which can facilitate the pain-free movement of your arthritic knee.
While joint injections can provide fast and effective pain relief, it is important to keep in mind that the positive effects are unlikely to be permanent. Instead, joint injections are primarily intended to reduce your joint pain and stiffness so that you can participate in physical therapy and other activities to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support your painful joint.
Your Path to Pain Relief
If you’d like to discuss joint injections with an orthopedic specialist at AOSMI, contact us to request an appointment at our office near Howell, NJ. We will thoroughly assess your joint condition to identify the source of your pain and suggest a customized treatment plan to address it. If joint injections are a viable option for you, we will help you understand the benefits and explain why we believe they are appropriate.