Joint injections can be effective for a variety of issues in the shoulder, wrist, small joints within the hand and foot, elbow, ankle, knee, hip, and more. If you are experiencing acute or chronic issues in any of your joints, contact Superior Physical Medicine for more information about joint injections.
What Are Joint Injections?
Dr. Shaevitz can use joint injections to treat certain conditions. These joint injections may be comprised of medicines such as hyaluronic acid or corticosteroids. Most often, joint injections are used in tandem with prescription oral medicines as well as physical chiropractic treatments or physical therapy. Joint injections have been deemed to be highly effective and most people find that they offer relief.
How Are Joint Injections Administered?
If joint injections are recommended in your particular circumstances, your chiropractor will administer them in the chiropractic offices. No hospital admission is required. Joint injections take just minutes to complete and can be done within the span of time it takes to have an office lunch hour. You will be able to return to work immediately after your joint injection treatment. No anesthesia is required and no recovery time is needed.
Depending upon your individual situation and what condition the joint injections are treating, you may need to receive a series of joint injections, spread out over several office visits.
What Conditions Do Joint Injections Treat?
Joint injections are FDA-approved to treat several different conditions affecting the joints within the body. These include things like:
- Congenital disorders
- Degenerative joint diseases
- Tennis elbow
- Runner’s knee
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
Benefits of Chiropractic Joint Injections
As you may know, the conditions mentioned above are often associated with severe pain or discomfort. The most obvious benefit of chiropractic joint injections is relief from joint pain. However, there are several other benefits that you should know about.
Joint injections treat inflammation in the joints. Therefore, after joint injections, you can anticipate that joint swelling will go down. This will result in the enhanced ability to engage in physical therapy for the joint as well as a better look around the joint inflammation site. Results from joint injections may be temporary or long-lasting, depending on the condition being treated.
Our team at Superior Physical Medicine will be happy to answer all your questions about joint injections. To receive more information or to book an appointment now, please contact us today at (714) 692-7139.