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By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
March 31, 2021
Category: Injection Therapy
Tags: Joint Injections  

If you are experiencing chronic joint pain and nothing has worked to heal it, you should consider joint injections from your local pain and rehab clinic. A joint injection is used to reduce inflammation and numb pain in arthritic joints. The injections work quickly and effectively for many patients, you can even receive multiple injections if the pain returns. Joint injections are best utilized when you can follow it up with physical therapy and exercise. Dr. Enrique Umpierre wants to answer all of your frequently asked questions so you can decide if joint injections are right for you! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Umpierre call or visit our office, the Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic, in Winter Park, FL.

Joint Injection FAQs

How Do Joint Injections Work?

Joint injections are usually made from a combination of a corticosteroid and a numbing agent. The injection allows for immediate relief of the painful area. Its goal is to reduce inflammation and help improve function

What is a corticosteroid?

The corticosteroid used in the injection reduces inflammation. Joint pain is caused by the irritation of muscles and tendons in the area. Once this irritation subsides the joint has a chance to heal naturally.

How long will the injection last?

Injections are not a permanent fix to chronic pain, most last for a few months up to a year. You can receive joint injections multiple times a year if your doctor thinks it is necessary.

How are joint injections best utilized?

Joint injections are best utilized in tandem with exercise therapy and diet. The temporary reduction in pain allows you to build muscle and reduce inflammation. Along with a healthy diet, the body can recover fast and reduce joint pain. Dr. Umpierre will design a specific treatment plan with multiple options to help you recover.

Is the joint injection painful?

The numbing agent in the injection helps reduce the initial pain. Other than some possible bruising at the injection site, the process is relatively painless.

Who is most likely to require joint injections in life?

Those who over-use their elbows, knees, or shoulders are at risk for chronic joint pain. This includes athletes, laborers, or those who have had a severe joint injury.

Can an injection raise blood sugar levels?

Those who are diabetic should talk to their doctor before getting a corticosteroid shot. The corticosteroid might cause an increase in your blood sugar for a short time.

Can a joint injection interfere with other medication?

Talk to your Winter Park doctor to be sure your injection will not affect other health conditions. Bring in a list of current medications you are taking to assure you are safe.

If you have any more questions about joint injections call our office at (407) 673-9533! You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Umpierre at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL. Relieve your pain today with a quick and easy joint injection!

By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
March 15, 2021
Category: Injection Therapy

Reduce pain by triggering the body’s natural healing process with injection therapy.

Most people don’t realize that regenerative injection therapy has been around for decades. However, thanks to advanced and constantly evolving technology, we are discovering all of its vast benefits and the many conditions that can be treated by it. Wondering whether you could benefit from turning to our Winter Park, FL, physician Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck for these injections? Here’s what you should know first.

Injection Therapy Can Treat Chronic Injuries

One of the top reasons people come into our practice is for uncontrolled and resistant forms of chronic pain. In this case, you may find regenerative injection therapy to be a great solution. Some of the injuries that can be treated with regenerative injection therapy include:

  • ACL injuries
  • Chronic tendonitis
  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Joint instability
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow

Many chronic sprains, strains, and injuries to the muscles, cartilage, joints, ligaments, and tendons of the body can experience relief through regenerative injection therapy.

We Can Treat Conditions That Could Lead to Arthritis

In order to see the best results, our pain management team will often recommend several treatment sessions. This is something that Dr. Umpierre-Schuck will map out with you during your consultation. These injections work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, which promotes the development of new healthy cells while repairing damaged tissue.

As a result, this can reduce pain, inflammation, and spasms while improving stability in the spine or joints. By providing more adequate repair of the body, we may even be able to prevent arthritis from developing later on in life as a result of a chronic injury.

Therapy May Be an Alternative to Surgery

We know that most of our patients want to avoid surgery at all costs. However, when they are in chronic pain it can be easy to just agree to get surgery in hopes that the pain finally goes away. Here at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic, we understand all too well just how much chronic pain can impact your life, and we want to work with you to find more effective solutions that don’t require aggressive procedures unless absolutely necessary.

From regenerative injection therapy to implantable devices and natural supplementation, we offer a wide range of therapeutic services that help alleviate your symptoms without being at the mercy of pain relievers or surgical procedures.

If you are dealing with chronic injuries and conditions that are causing you pain, you could be a great candidate for regenerative injection therapy. Here at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic, Dr. Umpierre-Schuck and his Winter Park, FL, team can provide you with effective alternative solutions to treat pain without resorting to painkillers or surgery. To schedule a consultation with us, call (407) 673-9533.

By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
December 14, 2020
Category: Injection Therapy

Do you have osteoarthritis in a knee or other joint? Then, you know the pain and limited mobility this degenerative process causes. At Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck offers innovative viscosupplementation, injections that limit the pain and improve range of motion when conventional measures fall short. Could this therapy help you?
In your knee or elsewhere
Osteoarthritis also is called wear and tear arthritis. The CDC says that it is the most common form of this degenerative condition, and it impacts millions of Americans, particularly with advancing age.
Common sites of osteoarthritis include the hip, knee, lower back, and neck. The articular cartilage and lubricating synovial fluid decrease in efficiency and quantity, resulting in pain, redness, stiffness, and decreased range of motion (ROM).
What can help
Conventional management strategies include daily exercise to increase the range of motion and limit stiffness and pain. Over the counter medications, such as ibuprofen, help too, as well as weight loss, application of heat and/or cold to affected areas, and injections of cortisone.
However, for many arthritis sufferers, these common-sense tools do not provide enough relief. That's where a comprehensive evaluation and treatment at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic can help.
Dr. Enrique Empierre-Schuck is board-certified in Physiatry and Pain Medicine. His expertise in rehabilitation for acute injuries and chronic degenerative conditions and pain makes him uniquely qualified to help patients who have not responded to more traditional orthopedic and chiropractic care plans.
The details on viscosupplementation
Regarding your osteoarthritis, Dr. Empierre-Schuck may recommend injection therapy called viscosupplementation. These weekly injections effectively decreased the pain in the knee and increase the lubrication in the joint.
If you qualify, the doctor will administer 1 to 3 weekly injections of hyaluronic acid. This thick preparation reduces pain and inflammation and facilitates the freer movement of the joint. Patients experience optimal results within days and results last up to six months.
Learn more
You can reduce your level of pain and experience a better quality of life with the therapeutic services provided by Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL. Call us for a complete evaluation by Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck, and ask him if viscosupplementation is right for you. Phone (407) 673-9533.