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Joints sometimes hurt, and pain might prevent you from being as active as you want. Joint injections help you get your life back. At Integrative Care 360 in Houston, Texas, board-certified family medicine and emergency medicine physician Anisha Turner, MD, and the team specialize in joint pain procedures and can relieve pain through medical-grade joint injections. These types of injections are beneficial because the medicine will go directly into the location where it is needed and can immediately affect your condition. Call the office to schedule a consultation or request one online today.
The joint injections available at Integrative Care 360 can provide joint pain relief while working on maximizing your health, and many patients find comfort from chronic pain, arthritis, or torn tendons and ligaments under the care of skilled providers.
Since everyone’s body is different, it is best to seek consultation from Integrative Care 360’s skilled providers to determine if injections are the best option to treat your joint pain or condition.
Dr. Turner may recommend multiple medications and can inject them into your joint space to relieve pain. These medications include:
Steroids are a popular medication used to treat pain and decrease inflammation. Steroids can be injected directly into the joint to do just that. Steroid injections effectively relieve chronic and acute pain and can provide results lasting up to six months*.
Steroid injections are often recommended for people with rheumatoid arthritis and other types of inflammatory arthritis. They may also be recommended for osteoarthritis if your joints are very painful or if you need extra pain relief for a time. The injection can reduce inflammation, which can help to relieve pain.
Integrative Care 360 is able to take a small amount of your blood, isolate and concentrate the platelets by spinning the blood in a centrifuge, and inject the growth factors they release directly into the injured area, where they promote the body's natural healing response.
Trigger point injections involve injecting medication into specific points of muscle knots or "trigger points" to alleviate pain and muscle tension. They're used to treat conditions like muscle pain, fibromyalgia, and tension headaches.
After joint injections for pain, individuals may experience temporary soreness at the injection site. They can expect initial relief from local anesthetic, followed by gradual pain reduction over a few days to weeks due to anti-inflammatory effects. Mobility may improve, but some might encounter a temporary flare-up. Individual responses vary, and repetitive injections may be needed for sustained relief.
Your provider, Dr. Turner, discusses your symptoms, concerns, and goals with you in more depth and develops a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
The duration of joint injections' effects varies depending on the type of medication used and individual factors. Generally, they can provide relief for weeks to months, but some people may experience longer or shorter durations.
To learn more about joint pain and the treatments available at Integrative Care 360, call the office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Turner or book online whenever you're ready.
*Results may vary for the individual.