Administering injections as part of an interventional pain management plan requires a degree of precision that can only be achieved by using advanced imaging technologies. Ultrasound-guided joint injections are one such technique. National Pain Institute offers Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Are Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections?
Ultrasound-guided joint injections are procedures that are guided with ultrasound imaging to ensure a precise administration of medications inside the joint cavity. By using this type of imaging technology, we are able to maximize the benefits of the treatment and provide our patients with the best possible outcomes.
What Are the Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections?
We have found that ultrasound-guided joint injections deliver maximum benefits to our patients who have these types of procedures. We can target specific areas of the joints that have been damaged or experienced any type of degeneration. Without the ultrasound technology, joint injections tend to be less effective and require higher doses of the medications.
Am I a Candidate for Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections?
If you have a joint disorder that does not respond to oral medications or physical therapy, you may be a good candidate for our ultrasound-guided joint injections. We will review your medical and treatment history and perform a comprehensive physical examination during the consultation. Based on our findings, we may recommend that ultrasound-guided joint injections be included in the plan of care.
How Are Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections Performed?
Ultrasound imaging works from outside the body. A special gel is applied to the skin and a device is used to produce the live image of the interior of the joint. We use the image to guide our needle position within the joint. Medication is slowly introduced into the joint cavity, and you may feel a brief tingling or stinging sensation.
What Is the Recovery Like After Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections?
Ultrasound-guided joint injections do not require any type of recovery or downtime. You may notice some localized swelling and tenderness at each injection site.
What Should I Expect After Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections?
Expect the steroid medication to take a few days to work. The results may last four to six months, at which time you can schedule an appointment for another series of injections.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers ultrasound-guided Joint injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.