What Are Joint Injections?
Joint injections are used to manage joint pain related to arthritis, inflammation, injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more. When less invasive options, like exercises and oral pain medication, don't do the trick, joint injections can be a minimally invasive option often recommended before a costly and invasive procedure, like surgery. At Blue Elk Family Clinic, we offer these injections to help reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and increase the comfortable range of motion in the joint. If you are experiencing joint soreness, reach out to Dr. Larry Sanchez at our Nashville, IN location today.
What Are The Benefits Of Joint Injections?
Joint injections in Nashville, IN at Blue Elk Family Clinic can help improve your quality of life with several great benefits, including:
- Treats a variety of conditions and body areas
- Reduces inflammation and swelling
- Relieves pain and discomfort
- Improves function and mobility
- Relief is quick (often within about three days)
- Results can be long-lasting (up to 3 – 4 months)
- Complements other therapies
- No downtime
- No surgery or scarring
- No medications or drugs
Who is a candidate for joint injections?
Most men and women who have joint pain associated with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or another inflammatory condition can be considered eligible candidates for steroid joint injection therapy. Certain factors, including an underlying condition like diabetes or an active skin infection, may interfere with a patient's ability to receive joint injections. During a thorough consultation, our providers will review your health and medical history, discuss your symptoms, and determine whether joint injections will be safe, appropriate, and effective for you.
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. .I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. . I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"Dr. Sanchez is a great doctor! He’s very understanding and listens to your concerns. I highly recommend him. The office is clean and welcoming and staff is professional and caring."- H.H. / Office Visit / Jan 23, 2023
"I am always extremely pleased with Dr. Sanchez and his office staff. Dr. Sanchez always explains everything so I understand. I am so happy I found his office!"- J.B. / Office Visit / Jan 13, 2023
"It was great very comfortable environment."- K.R. / Office Visit / Nov 06, 2022
How Are Joint Injections Performed?
Before having any injections performed, Dr. Sanchez will offer you a detailed exam and consultation. This is an opportunity to discuss your options and develop a better understanding of the procedure. During the actual joint injection procedure, our team will sanitize the injection site and use a sterile needle to insert the steroid solution into the targeted joints. Sometimes, advanced imaging techniques, like ultrasound and x-ray, are used to help identify the precise location the needle should be placed within the tissue. The process involves very little discomfort, and many patients begin to feel less joint pain after about 2 – 3 days with long-lasting relief ranging from a few weeks to a few months.
Joint Injections FAQs
What causes joint pain?
Joint pain can be caused by various health conditions like arthritis but can also result from trauma, inflammation, or carpal tunnel syndrome. People who have physically demanding jobs are also prone to joint pain. If you are experiencing unexplained pain, it's important to see a professional like Dr. Sanchez for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Are joint injections safe?
Joint injections are a safe and minimally invasive treatment when administered by an experienced healthcare professional. Our team members at Blue Elk Family Clinic can explain the risks and benefits during a consultation. We strive to make sure patients are comfortable and informed throughout each step of the process.
What type of relief can I expect?
Joint injections can alleviate pain and increase your range of motion. While everyone is different, many people report long-lasting relief from their discomfort after a single injection. If you would like to explore this option for managing joint pain, please reach out to our Nashville, IN location today.
Ease Your Joint Pain
If you suffer from persistent joint pain, contact Dr. Larry Sanchez at Blue Elk Family Clinic. We specialize in the most up-to-date nonsurgical techniques for long-lasting pain relief. Contact our Nashville, IN location to learn more about steroid joint injections, and get the pain relief you deserve.