You might not know where to turn for relief if you suffer from joint pain. Look no further than to the primary care and pain management medical professionals at Gorman Medical, PC in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, Colorado. They offer joint injections, providing treatment to help you thrive. Use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment or call today.
At Gorman Medical, PC, joint injections are a medical procedure where your medical professional injects medication directly into a joint in your body that has pain, such as your knee, shoulder, hip, or any other joint that's causing you discomfort or pain.
Joint injections can serve several purposes. Whether they’re right for you depends on your specific condition and symptoms.
Joint injections can address a range of issues, making them a versatile treatment option. They are commonly used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
They can treat conditions, such as:
If you're experiencing persistent joint pain, swelling, or limited range of motion, joint injections may be considered as part of your treatment plan.
The process of getting joint injections includes:
Before your treatment, your Gorman Medical, PC provider discusses the procedure and its potential benefits and risks. You should also inform them about any allergies or medications you're taking at this time.
You'll be asked to sit or lie down in a way that allows easy access to the joint to be injected. The area will then be cleaned and sterilized.
In some cases, a local anesthetic may be used to numb the area around the joint to keep you comfortable during the injection.
Your provider inserts a thin needle into the joint space and injects the medication. The type of medication can vary, but it often includes a combination of a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation and a local anesthetic for immediate pain relief.
You might experience some discomfort at the injection site for a short time after the procedure, but it usually subsides quickly. Rest and ice the area for relief.
The effectiveness of joint injections can vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief, while others may need a few days to feel the full benefits. The duration of pain relief can also vary, lasting weeks to months.
Follow-up appointments allow your provider to assess your progress and determine if additional injections or treatments are necessary.
To find out if joint injections are right for you, call the Gorman Medical, PC team today, or book an appointment online today.