The Benefits of Joint Injections
One of the most common types of joint pain is caused by arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adults in the United States has some form of arthritis and suffers from joint pain. Joint conditions that cause pain and discomfort include osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendinitis among other types of joint conditions caused by injury or age-related conditions. In some cases, steroids can be used for joint injections to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Depending on your condition and level of joint pain, a joint injection may be right choice for you.
If you are experiencing joint pain and are interested in learning more about how a joint injection can help you find pain relief, call Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo at (650) 306-9490 to schedule an appointment today.
Our clinic also offers injections in other areas that may be causing aching, pain and discomfort. Most commonly, areas such as the hip and shoulders are known to cause major discomfort. Joint injections are effective with reducing inflammation and pain and can be administered to most joints in the body. This type of treatment is considered more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs that are taken orally. Although joint injections may have several benefits, it is not recommended to depend on such treatment since the primary objective is to find a long-term solution for your pain.
Before receiving joint injections at Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo, our doctors will examine your condition to make sure that a joint injection is the correct course for pain relief. These procedures all begin with a local anesthetic to numb the surrounding skin and tissues. After that is complete, we use fluoroscopy to confirm the needle is positioned correctly, then inject the steroid determined to help alleviate the most pain. Although every client is different, many patients claim immediate relief.
To learn more about joint injections for your condition, please schedule an appointment at Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo by calling (650) 306-9490 today.