Men and women dealing with painful joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, or tendonitis, may benefit from joint injections to help relieve pain and stiffness. The healthcare professionals at Maragal Medical in Leominster, Massachusetts, offer cutting-edge treatment options, including joint injections, to help you regain movement and minimize joint pain. Call our friendly, knowledgeable team for an appointment to learn how we can help you live without constant joint pain.
What are joint injections?
Joint injections supply medicine or supplements directly into painful joints to promote healing, minimize pain, and ultimately, help you to regain full use and range of motion from the affected joint. Joint injections often work to minimize fluid retention in a joint and decrease pain and stiffness.
What conditions can joint injections treat?
Joint injections are particularly helpful for those with inflammatory joint conditions like:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Joint injections are often beneficial for your knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows, and even hips. Small joints in your hands, wrists, and feet may also feel relief from some types of joint injections.
What types of joint injections are available?
The condition of your joint often determines the type of injection that’s best for you. Our team offers a number of options, so we can provide you with the most effective treatment. The most common types of joint injections include:
- Amniotic allograft injections for arthritis pain, specifically osteoarthritis
- Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance
At Maragal Medical, we prefer to take the most natural approach to alleviating your joint pain. In many cases, joint injections are just one part of your overall treatment plan.
How does hyaluronic acid relieve joint pain?
Hyaluronic acid is a fluid your body naturally produces that exists mainly in your eyes and joints. Your body makes less of it as you age, which can result in decreased lubrication inside your joints, making it painful to move. Hyaluronic acid can be extracted from rooster combs or made in a lab and is FDA-approved for medical use.
When we inject hyaluronic acid into your affected joints, it helps replace the natural fluid and provide cushioning around the joints. It may also affect the way your body responds to injury.
Hyaluronic acid is a safe way to get joint pain relief, as there are only rare instances of side effects or allergic reactions. We typically inject hyaluronic acid into knee joints to treat the painful symptoms of osteoarthritis.
If you’d like to learn more about any of the joint injections we offer, or to see how they may be able to help relieve your joint pain, call our office to schedule a consultation today.