Joint Injections

Joint injections are a reliable and successful treatment option for those suffering from chronic pain or injuries who wish to avoid surgery.


How does it work? 

Joint injections slowly release steroids and/or local anesthetic directly inside the joint. These chemicals work to relieve inflammation and reduce swelling — the main culprits behind your pain.

Hyaluronic acid, another injectable, is a naturally-occurring gel-like substance that coats your knee joints and may help to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of the synovial fluid. It’s particularly useful in injections because it helps replenish the lining of your knees without introducing any foreign chemicals.

What do they treat? 

Because of their wide-reaching capabilities, joint injections can help provide relief from a number of conditions:

  • Chronic joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Neck pain
  • Leg pain

How long do they last? 

Pain relief typically lasts 4 to 6 months, and many patients report that they were able to delay or completely avoid joint replacement surgeries. The best results are seen when injections are paired with cold laser therapy and physical rehabilitation, so consistent follow-up with your provider is necessary for long-term relief. 

Relieving joint pain doesn’t always mean surgery. Blue Diamond Physical Medicine specializes in minimally invasive pain management solutions that help patients get back to their normal activities — without the long recovery times and multiple risks associated with invasive procedures.

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