You shouldn't have to live with unrelenting joint pain that isn't subsiding with conservative treatments—instead, Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck with Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, encourages you to consider receiving joint injections.
Relieving joint pain with joint injections is a helpful form of treatment that likely prompts a few questions. Below, we answer five questions that should help you determine if joint injections are right for you.
What Are Joint Injections?
The purpose of joint injections is to reduce inflammation and alleviate the pain that is felt in the joints—often as a result of arthritis, bursitis, joint injuries, osteoporosis, and more.
Joint injections are often made from a combination of steroids that includes a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic, offering instantaneous relief. Another benefit of receiving joint injections is the restrengthening of the joints that also improve the overall function.
Why Should I Receive Joint Injections?
Though there are different types of joint injections that you can receive, knowing the cause of your joint pain can help determine what type of shot will benefit you most. Some of these reasons may include the following:
- chronic joint pain
- joint injuries (e.g. strains and sprains)
- and more
Not only can joint injections temporarily alleviate pain as a result of inflamed joints, but it can also act as a further assessment to best determine where the source of your joint pain is coming from.
How Do Joint Injections Work?
When you receive joint injections in Winter Park, FL, Dr. Umpierre-Schuck will clean the impacted area with an antiseptic, followed by injection a numbing agent.
Once the local anesthetic has been administered, your doctor will utilize x-ray technology to administer the joint injection to the precise area. The entire procedure can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes total, and most patients feel the effects of the medications instantly.
Are There Any Side Effects Of Joint Injections?
Any side effects from joint injections are rare, but can occur and may look like the following:
- bleeding or swelling at the location of the injection
How Long Do The Benefits Of Joint Injections Last?
Depending on the location of your inflamed joints, the temporary pain relief can last anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months. When joint injections are simultaneously occurring with physical therapy, the combination proves to offer greater lasting effects.
When you visit Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic, you can expect Dr. Umpierre-Schuck to provide a welcoming environment and an informative discussion regarding your joint pain. To learn more about how joint injections can benefit you, visit our Winter Park, FL, office by giving us a call at (407) 673-9533, to schedule your appointment today.