WHAT IS A REGENERATIVE JOINT INJECTION?
A joint injection is a minimally invasive procedure to treat joint pain and swelling in peripheral joints such as:
How Can Joint Injections Help?
The pain-relieving injections deliver platelet rich plasma (PRP) directly into the joints that are causing pain so you can get back to your daily routine. Pinpoint delivery of PRP can improve mobility, decrease inflammation, and alleviate pain. Injections may be repeated as needed to achieve the optimal result.
A single injection may provide pain relief and reduction in swelling for up to several months. In some cases, local anesthetic like Xylocaine (lidocaine) or Marcaine (bupivacaine hydrochloride) is injected into the joint. Most patients experience considerable improvement in the joint within one to two days after a joint injection. There are very few side effects with joint injections.
Joint injections can also be viable alternatives to other treatments, such as opioids or surgery and help solve a broad spectrum of conditions related to joint disorders and injuries.
What Types of Medications Are Used?
After the examination, our providers will present you with a treatment plan. Depending on your treatment plan, we may inject the joint with saline solution, steroid, local anesthetic, or a combination. Other treatment options include:
PRP/PRF – Platelet-rich plasma or Platelet-rich fibrin are essentially blood plasma with higher-than-normal concentrations of platelets. It is obtained from the patient’s own blood drawn in our office. PRP/PRF are considered part of regenerative medicine. They can reduce inflammation and relieve pain in many joint and soft-tissue disorders.
Hyaluronic Acid – It is a natural lubricant and shock absorber substance, normally found in the fluid around the joint. This treatment is most suitable for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Stem Cell Therapy – our clinic uses stem cells to treat a broad spectrum of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. When injected into the affected area, they have the ability to divide and duplicate itself and transform into other types of cells.
A2M – Alpha 2 Macroglobulin (A2M) injections are yet another cutting-edge treatment for osteoarthritis and other painful orthopedic conditions in our arsenal of joint injections. It is used mostly for the management of arthritic and degenerative conditions and FDA approved. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common health problems we face today. It is used to inhibit cartilage breakdown in patients with OA, to promote tissue growth and to aid overall restoration of an affected joint.
Steroids – These injections contain a corticosteroid medication such as hydrocortisone or triamcinolone and a local anesthetic to relieve pain and reduce swelling and inflammation.
How can Beso Wellness and Beauty help?
At Beso Wellness and Beauty we take pride in providing high-quality, personalized care, custom-tailored for every patient that walks into our office. Our providers are strong followers of Functional medicine where we treat the root causes and patient as a whole and just mask pain with anesthetics.
If you are suffering from any form of joint pain, please feel free to contact our clinic to schedule either an In-Person or Virtual consultation. The specialists at Beso Wellness and Beauty offer a wide variety of treatments to alleviate your pain and restore function to affected joints.
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