Injections often help to improve joint movement by relieving pain and inflammation in the joint and surrounding tissues.
Peripheral joint injection procedures include the injection of medications into the joints to diagnose and/or treat a number of conditions that can affect the joints in the body, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, finger, hip, sacroiliac joint, knee, ankle, and foot joints. In certain circumstances, James L. Carlisle, MD at Omega Rehabilitation and Spine may recommend the use of ultrasound guidance for optimal localization of the needle into the injured areas.
The relief from pain after an injection can last for several weeks to months and can be repeated if James L. Carlisle, MD feels it would be necessary and of benefit to the treatment plan.
Peripheral joint injections are performed with anesthetic to help control the discomfort from the insertion of the needle. During the procedure, a small, thin needle is placed in the area using ultrasound guidance. The precise placement of the needle allows James L. Carlisle, MD to inject a small dose of steroid to the affected joint improving the benefit and limiting damage to the surrounding tissues.
Contact Omega Rehabilitation and Spine today. James L. Carlisle, MD can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today.