Advanced joint disorders produce a chronic pain that may not respond to conservative therapies. Intra-articular injections help in these cases. Texas Pain Institute offers intra-articular injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and nearby areas of Texas.
What are Intra-articular Injections?
Intra-articular injections introduce medications into arthritic joints to lessen nerve signals that detect pain. The treatment is recommended for patients with debilitating chronic pain that does not respond to traditional medications and therapies.
What are the Benefits of Intra-articular Injections?
Inflammation in the joints is a likely source of your chronic pain. Intra-articular injections reduce inflammation and alleviate the discomfort. Once the pain has subsided, you are able to partake of your primary treatment plan, and you may be less reliant on medications to control the pain.
Am I a Candidate for Intra-articular Injections?
We may recommend intra-articular injections if you have pain in the joints of your:
Pain in these areas may have several underlying causes, so we review your medical records before recommending the treatment.
How are Intra-articular Injections Performed?
Intra-articular injections are administered directly into the affected joint. We may numb the area to help you feel relaxed. Several injections may be needed based upon the nature of your chronic pain and the extent of the arthritis in the joint.
What is the Recovery Like After Intra-articular Injections?
The medication may contain an anesthesia that quickly numbs the joint area. If this is the case, you will notice a reduction in discomfort within a few hours. The steroids in the injection may take two to three days to start working and lessen the inflammation.
What is the Prognosis After Intra-articular Injections?
The effects of our intra-articular injections typically last a few months, and we will administer additional injections as needed. We recommend monitoring the area for any returning pain so that we can schedule an appointment to minimize the time that you experience discomfort.
Chronic joint pain may keep you from your favorite activities. Unfortunately, traditional treatment options, such as medications, do not always help with the discomfort. Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer inatra-articular injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.