Joint pain is debilitating. It can keep you from enjoying quality living and active life, making daily routine tasks difficult and impossible. However, many people suffering from joint and muscle pain don't know that your practitioner can ease the pain with more than pills and surgery. Depending on the severity of the pain, joint injections can be administered to get you up and move.
Benefit from joint injections to resume an active and pain-free lifestyle without undergoing surgeries.
At Windermere Medical Group, we specialize in joint injections and trigger point injections. Joint injections contain anti-inflammatory agents. It is administered and injected by our expert into the joint to reduce inflammation and swelling of the joint space. It relieves the patient from pain and improves joint function. For example, joint injections are feasible for relieving people from shoulder pain. Should pain may be felt in the shoulder joint or around it.
The shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints in the body, including four tendons. Its function is to hold the muscle to the bone. However, inflammation, bony changes, or swelling around the shoulder tendons can result in severe pain when the person tries to move the arm backward, upwards, or straight. Shoulder joint pain is usually caused by tears and ruptures, rotator cuff tendonitis, and bursitis. No matter the cause, joint injections may be administered to lower inflammation and ease the individual from pain.
On the other hand, trigger point injections are used for treating painful areas of the muscles that may contain knots. In other words, it is a trigger point in a specific muscle area that generates and triggers pain. Knots develop when the muscles are unable to relax. They can be felt right under the skin and in different body parts as the body muscle groups are interconnected.
Furthermore, they are not just painful but also irritate the nerves in the surrounding. Numerous reasons can lead to the formation of knots or trigger points in the body. Some of the top causes are
At Windermere Medical Group, our specialist inserts a small needle into the patient's trigger point directly. This injection contains a local anesthetic and corticosteroid combination to make the trigger point inactive and alleviate pain. The procedure takes only a few minutes. Our expert may advise a brief course of injections to ensure sustained relief, depending on your case.