If you have chronic pain due to a joint disorder, intra-articular injections may help with the discomfort. National Pain Institute offers intra-articular injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Are Intra-Articular Injections?
Intra-articular injections are a method of delivering medications into the joint cavity. The procedure is most often recommended for knee pain that is caused by rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis . Intra-articular injections provide patients with several months of pain relief.
What Are the Benefits of Intra-Articular Injections?
Reducing joint pain with intra-articular injections helps patients rehabilitate the joint and dedicate energy to the primary treatment plan for the joint disorder. Patients may also find that they rely less on their pain medications to manage the discomfort.
Am I a Candidate for Intra-Articular Injections?
You may be a candidate for our intra-articular injections if you experience debilitating chronic joint pain that disrupts your quality of life and prevents you from engaging in other aspects of your healthcare.
How Are Intra-Articular Injections Performed?
At National Pain Institute, we use fluoroscopy during the intra-articular injections procedure to administer the medication with precision and accuracy. This approach tends to enhance patient outcomes compared to other methods that do not utilize advanced imaging technologies. You may notice a slight stinging within the joint cavity as we inject the medication.
What Is the Recovery Like After Intra-articular Injections?
The injections contain a temporary local anesthetic that numbs the nerves of the joint, so you may notice that the pain has dissipated. This will last for a few hours.
What Should I Expect After Intra-Articular Injections?
Steroids start to work on any inflammation in the joint within a few days, so you may have some mild discomfort for up to 72 hours after the injections. As the steroids begin to reduce the inflammation, you will have a gradual lessening of pain. The effects of the steroids may last four to six months. You can schedule appointments for additional injections as needed.
Joint pain is a difficult problem to manage, and, often, conservative therapies provide little to no relief. At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers intra-articular injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.