Joint Injections Relieve Pain
Joint pain, whether in the shoulders, knees, wrists, elbows, ankles or other area, can make life uncomfortable. Joint injections provide welcome relief for many patients. Corticosteroids, which are a class of steroid hormones, Traumeel, which is a homeopathic remedy, and Hyalgan, a gel solution, all provide temporary relief. Another option for joint pain is PRP, a regenerative therapy that provides long-lasting and often permanent results.
Corticosteroid Injections for Quick Relief
Corticosteroid injections can be a viable treatment for fast pain relief from inflammatory joint conditions. The injection is administered directly into the joint area, inside the joint capsule, and starts to work immediately. Some patients find relief within a few hours, others a few days. The effects of corticosteroids normally last for a few months.
Traumeel, a Natural Alternative
Many patients prefer, and do very well with, a natural joint injection. We use Traumeel, a homeopathic remedy that is a combination formula of 12 botanicals, including arnica, calendula and chamomilla, and one mineral. This natural approach provides a safe alternative to reduce inflammation in painful joints. Results normally last several months.
Hyalgan Gel Cushions Knee Joints
Hyalgan is a gel-like fluid that contains hyaluronate, a natural substance found in the fluid that lubricates and cushions your knee joints. Hyalgan injections are good for people suffering from osteoarthritis and for people with who have narrowed joint spacing from loss of cartilage in the knees. The hyalgan acts as a shock absorber that alleviates pain by enabling the bones to move more freely. The benefits last about six months.
PRP Therapy Regenerates Damaged Tissue
PRP therapy is a restorative treatment that uses the protein-packed platelet-rich plasma from a patient’s own blood to repair tissue that has been damaged due to age, injuries or everyday wear-and-tear. The platelet-rich-plasma promotes cell renewal and regeneration for long-term results. Conditions that are helped by PRP therapy include knee injuries; knee meniscus tears; shoulder injuries; rotator cuff tears; arthritis of the shoulder, hip and knee; chronic plantar fasciitis; tendon, muscle and ligament injuries; and most musculoskeletal injuries.