Joint Injections

Bringing Enduring Comfort To Patients in Coppell, TX

What is it?

Joint injections are a type of medical procedure that involves the injection of medication – typically a mixture of anesthetic and corticosteroid – directly into the joint space to treat a variety of conditions that affect the joints. These injections can be a good option for pain management because they can provide quick and effective relief from pain, inflammation, and stiffness.

What areas of the body can be treated with joint injections?

  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Elbows
  • Wrists
  • Ankles

What are the different kinds of joint injections?

There are several different types of joint injections that may be used depending on the condition being treated. Corticosteroid injections are the most common type and are effective at reducing inflammation and pain. Hyaluronic acid injections can be used to treat osteoarthritis by helping to lubricate the joint and improve its function. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a newer type of joint injection that can help to promote healing and regeneration of damaged tissue.

What should I expect during the procedure?

Joint injections are typically performed in an outpatient setting and are a relatively quick and minimally invasive procedure. The injection site is numbed with a local anesthetic, and then the medication is injected directly into the joint using a syringe. Oftentimes, the provider will use some form of x-ray imaging to guide the injection into the proper designated location. Patients will likely experience some soreness, discomfort, or swelling at the injection site for a short period of time after the procedure. As the solution starts to take effect, the swelling and inflammation will resolve itself, and the patient will begin to experience joint pain relief within a few days of the procedure. The duration of pain relief varies between patients, as some might find that they require repeat injections, but this procedure can typically provide several months of pain relief. 

Joint injections can be a good option for pain management because they are minimally invasive and can provide quick relief from pain and inflammation. If you’ve been struggling with chronic pain, reach out to our team at Apex Interventional Pain & Spine today to talk about joint injections, and if they are the next step in your journey to total comfort.