What if you could experience pain relief with just a 5-minute appointment? That’s exactly what you can get at Integrated Pain Consultants with joint injections. These injections are usually comprised of a corticosteroid called hydrocortisone, a kind or corticosteroid that can treat painful, swollen joints. Joints might be in pain due to an injury or arthritis, and patients who get joint injections often report immediate relief that can last for several weeks or months.
The joint injection is placed in the painful joint. The most common sites for joint injections are the shoulder, hand/wrist, elbow, hip, and knee. Joint injections can also treat bursitis and painful tendons in some situations. Less joint pain means more range of motion and the ability to return to activities of daily living. However, only a pain consultant can offer joint injections. This is a specialty of pain management, so you only want to trust your pain consultant in Phoenix if you’re interested in joint injections.
Joint injections slowly release medicine into the joint. Some patients report a reduction in pain for up to a full year. However, it’s also common to experience very short-term increases in pain and swelling immediately after the joint injection. This pain subsides in a few days. Patients can enjoy up to four joint injections per site per year. Both adults and children can get joint injections upon their pain specialist’s approval, but not everyone is the right fit for these injections. Your pain consultant in Phoenix can recommend if joint injections are the best treatment for you.
Right now, many patients understandably want to limit the amount of time they are in public spaces. Joint injections take just five minutes to administer. They are minimally invasive and most patients can immediately get back to their daily tasks (though remember, some patients do experience temporary pain and swelling from these injections). If you’d like to find out more about joint injections and other joint pain treatments options, contact Integrated Pain Consultants at (480) 626-2552.