Joint Injections

Joint Injections services offered in Phoenix, AZ

Joint pain is a frustrating and disabling problem when medications haven’t helped. Joint injections are just one of the many cutting-edge treatments that we provide at the Jasser Center for Comprehensive Care.. A few of the joint injections the practice provides include corticosteroid injections and hyaluronic acid injections to ease joint pain from arthritis and injuries. To schedule an appointment for a joint injection today, call the office or request a consultation on the website.

Joint Injections Q&A

Who needs a joint injection?

Joint injections are minimally invasive treatments for patients living with chronic joint pain. You may require a joint injection if you have arthritis in one or more of your joints that’s not relieved by other conservative measures.

Joint injections are an excellent option for people with significant pain that limits their daily activities. They’re also a good choice when an injury is causing inflammation and discomfort in a joint.

Because they’re minimally invasive, joint injections typically aren’t the first line of treatment — but if rest, activity modifications, and anti-inflammatories haven’t done the trick, a joint injection is often the next step.

What are the types of joint injections?

The practice offers various joint injections for short- and long-term pain relief. A few of the more common joint injections include the following:

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Stem cell therapy

The practice also offers joint aspirations to ease pain related to excess fluid within a specific joint. The underlying cause of joint pain determines what type of injection you need for relief.

How fast do joint injections work?

The staff gives all joint injections with an anesthetic medication, meaning you’ll get immediate relief after the procedure.

The anesthetic medication lasts for several hours to allow the drug in the joint injection to begin working on reducing pain and inflammation.

You may experience significant pain relief within several days of your injection, with optimal results peaking within a few weeks afterward.

Are there any side effects to joint injections?

Like any other minimally invasive procedure, there are risks associated with joint injections. However, the team takes every precaution to ensure your safety and response to the given injection.

Common side effects of joint injections include redness, pain, and swelling around the injection site. There’s also a small risk of infection from the injection.

These side effects typically go away quickly with proper care and rest after your injection. The team takes extra care to ensure the injection is done in a clean environment to minimize your chances of an infection.

To schedule a joint injection today, call the Phoenix, Arizona office or request a consultation on the website.