Joint Injections in Colts Neck, NJ

Joint Injections Colts Neck NJ

Is joint pain interfering with your active lifestyle? If so, and if you have not found sufficient relief with oral anti-inflammatory medications—and are not ready to consider surgery—you may benefit from joint injections. The preliminary goal of injection therapy is to ease your pain so that you can participate in physical therapy and everyday activities, allowing you to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support your damaged joint. The ultimate goal of injection therapy is to improve your mobility—and quality of life.

While potentially effective, joint injections are not right for everyone. If you’d like to explore this treatment option in-depth, you can receive personalized advice from a joint specialist at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) near Colts Neck, New Jersey. After discussing your health history and specific issues, your physician at AOSMI can suggest a customized treatment plan to help you overcome your joint pain. If you and your physician determine that injection therapy is appropriate for you, your treatment may include:

Corticosteroid Injections

Widely considered to be the first line of defense against joint pain caused by osteoarthritis in the knees, hips, and shoulders, corticosteroid joint injections can reduce painful inflammation and provide effective relief for up to several months. This minimally invasive procedure involves the injection of a powerful anti-inflammatory medication and an anesthetic numbing agent directly into the capsule of the painful joint.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injections

A gel-like substance found naturally in the joints, HA serves several important functions. In addition to providing lubrication and acting as a shock-absorbing “cushion,” HA reduces inflammation and promotes cellular growth. Commercially manufactured HA (derived from rooster combs or bacterial fermentation) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating knee pain. HA injections are usually considered if corticosteroid injections do not provide sufficient pain relief.

If you’d like to discuss joint injections with a joint specialist at AOSMI, contact us today to request an appointment at our office near Colts Neck, NJ.