Knee pain is the most common type of joint pain due to the stress put on these joints. Wear and tear, degenerative disease, injuries and lifestyle choices can all impact the knee joint. When the cartilage wears thin or there is inflammation in the knee, it can become very painful and limit mobility. If knee pain is reducing your quality of life, knee injections may be one of the non-invasive treatment options we can provide at Medici Spine & Pain to give you relief.
The knee joint is susceptible to wear and tear, bearing the weight of the body while allowing flexibility in leg movement. Arthritis is a common issue in knee joints, deteriorating the cartilage that prevents friction. Injuries to the knee over the years can also contribute to inflammation, bursitis and degeneration. Excess weight also may aggravate knee inflammation, and reduced fluid in the knee can cause friction. Knee injections are a non-invasive option to offer relief from knee joint pain, with different options available.
Types of Knee Injections for Pain
Depending on the condition affecting the knee and causing pain, there are several different types of injections that may offer relief. One of the most common is a cortisone or steroid injection that works to reduce inflammation. Other knee injections include Hyalgan® injections, bursa injections and PRP injections. Our pain physicians can determine if a knee injection is the right option to offer relief from chronic knee pain and which type of injection is the best option.
Knee injections can be included as part of a comprehensive pain treatment plan to give you relief from arthritis, injuries and other conditions that cause knee pain. Contact Medici Spine & Pain today to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our pain doctors. Our team will help you have less pain and a higher quality of life with chronic knee pain treatment.