Whether from an injury or an underlying health condition, joint pain can affect your mobility and day-to-day activities. To improve joint health and pain, the integrative medicine team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, offers joint injections. To learn more about joint injections and how they may benefit you, call the office or request an appointment online today.
A joint injection is a minimally invasive procedure used for the treatment or management of joint pain. The injection itself may serve as either a diagnostic tool to confirm or rule out the cause of your pain or provide you with much-needed relief from your discomfort.
Joint pain can develop from a number of causes that may benefit from a joint injection. Some of the most common conditions include:
A joint injection may be effective at relieving your pain, but the team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center may not recommend the minimally invasive procedure until after you’ve tried more conservative treatments for pain management, such as physical therapy and/or chiropractic care.
The full-service integrative medical practice includes providers from many disciplines, including physical medicine and orthopedics, as well as rehabilitation, so you can get the most well-rounded care possible for your joint condition.
Your joint injection takes place at the Advanced Integrative Medical Center office. Before the injection, you may receive a numbing agent to reduce any discomfort during the procedure.
Once you’re ready, your specialist at Advanced Integrative Medical Center injects a steroid and anesthetic into the affected joint. To ensure accuracy of your injection, your specialist may use guided imagery, which provides a live and active image of your joint as you receive the injection.
After your joint injection, you may need to remain in the treatment room for a set period of time for monitoring, and then you’re sent home. Your specialist at Advanced Integrative Medical Center provides specific instructions on how to take care of the injection site and if you need to modify your activity.
Joint injections only provide temporary relief from pain, and you may need more than one injection.
However, your joint injection may provide you with the pain relief you need to participate in other activities, such as physical therapy or chiropractic care, to support the healing process and help you achieve your goals faster.
To learn more about your pain management options at Advanced Integrative Medical Center, including joint injections, call the office or request an appointment online today.