Joint Injection Therapy
Joint injections can be very helpful in relieving pain and inflammation in specific areas of the body. They are performed in our office with some mild analgesia or numbing spray and only take 10-15 minutes. Each injection can contain numbing medication and/or targeted steroids. By using these medicines in combination with others – you can ensure that the medicine enters where it hurts the most, so you can get back to daily life uninterrupted.
Your ARBDA Rheumatologist also has the possibility of utilizing an Ultrasound to ensure placement of the medicine in the trickier joints in the body (such as the shoulder or hand, for example).
Additionally, in certain circumstances, fluid may need to be drained (also known as “aspirated”) from certain joints. This can be especially helpful to relieve pressure in the joint and to analyze – so that more targeted therapies can be used in your treatment plan.
For more information, you can always discuss the injection therapy options with your ARBDA Rheumatologist.
One treatment option for osteoarthritis of the knee can be replacing some of the fluid lost over time with a synthesized version of the same fluid. This lubricating medicine may help to relieve pain for between 6-12 months, often with just a single injection.
One of the newest treatments available to combat Osteoporosis are biologically targeted medicines that are injected under the skin (also called, “subcutaneous injections”) and work at the cellular level.
If you have osteoporosis, feel free to discuss these options with your ARBDA Rheumatologist.