Peripheral Joint Injections
The joints in the body can all be affected by deterioration, arthritis and inflammation, causing pain and limiting mobility. The peripheral joints include the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hips, knees and ankles. When inflammation affects these peripheral joints, the pain can be disabling. Our pain specialists at Medici Medical Arts offer effective treatment plans to reduce pain, increase mobility and improve the quality of life for patients with peripheral joint pain, including injection therapy.
Whenever there is injury or deterioration of a joint, there can be inflammation, friction or cartilage damage that causes pain. Peripheral joint injections deliver steroids or other medications directly to the interior of the joint to relieve inflammation and reduce pain. Most commonly, a local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroid are injected into the joint. The anesthetic numbs the joint for immediate relief during the procedure. The steroid takes a few days to relieve inflammation and offer relief, but the pain can be diminished for several weeks or a few months.
Joint Pain Relief with Injection Therapy
Peripheral joint injections can offer relief for many different joint conditions, including osteoarthritis, injuries and wear/tear damage. The injections are guided through x-rays or imaging to ensure the precise delivery of the medications to the inflamed area. Most steroid joint injections can be repeated every few months to sustain pain relief. Peripheral joint injections can be combined with other therapies and treatment modalities that we use as part of a multidisciplinary approach to chronic joint pain at Medici Medical Arts.
If you have chronic joint pain and want to explore options for relief without invasive surgery or narcotics, contact Medici Medical Arts today to schedule a consultation. We have clinics in the greater Atlanta area and a surgery center located in Marietta. We accept many insurance plans, including Medicare, that cover injection therapy for joint pain.