Joint Injections

Joint Injections

Joint Injections services offered in East Valley, Chandler, AZ

When conservative care fails to ease your joint pain, you may benefit from joint injections at Apex Pain Specialists in Chandler, Arizona. The highly skilled and patient-centered board-certified pain management specialists, Naveen Reddy, MD, and Maziar Massrour, MD, take an integrative and comprehensive approach to care, creating plans that help you get the best relief from your pain. To learn more about joint injections and how they can ease your discomfort, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Joint Injections Q & A

What are joint injections?

Joint injections are a treatment for joint pain. These injections contain different medications that temporarily reduce discomfort. 

Joints form the connection between two or more bones. Though some of your joints are fixed, like the joints in your skull, most of the joints in your body are mobile joints, helping you lift, walk, and wave your arm over your head.

Joint pain may limit mobility, affecting your quality of life. The pain management experts at Apex Pain Specialists offer joint injections as a treatment option for this type of pain, treating large joints like the knees, hips, and shoulders.

What are the types of joint injections?

Apex Pain Specialists offer different types of joint injections to address various conditions. Types of joint injections available include:

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroid injections contain a steroid and a local anesthetic. This injection reduces inflammation in the joint to relieve pain.

Hyaluronic acid injections

Hyaluronic acid is similar to the substance that naturally lubricates your joint. The pain physicians at Apex Pain Specialists use hyaluronic acid injections to treat knee pain from osteoarthritis.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

PRP injections use the platelets in your own blood to encourage the natural healing process in the joint to ease pain.

Am I a candidate for joint injections?

Your provider at Apex Pain Specialists takes an individualized approach to care and determines what type of treatment makes the best choice for you after a consultation. 

They may consider you a candidate for joint injections if you have pain in your hip, knee, or shoulder from:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stress from poor movement mechanics
  • Tendonitis
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Injury

They may only recommend joint injections after conservative care like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and physical therapy fail to ease your pain.

What happens during joint injections?

Joint injections at Apex Pain Specialists take about 30 minutes to an hour from start to finish. Before your procedure, your provider may give you an intravenous (IV) sedative to help you relax.

During your joint injection, your provider has you lie on your stomach on an X-ray table. They clean the skin with an antiseptic agent and inject a local anesthetic to numb the area. 

Using X-ray-guided imaging, your provider inserts a needle into your joint and injects the medication.

If you get relief from your joint injection, your provider at Apex Pain Specialists may recommend a series of injections.

Call Apex Pain Specialists or schedule your joint injection consultation online today.