Joint injections offer fast pain relief for inflamed muscles, joints, bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tears, and more. These injections provide significant relief with minimal, if any, discomfort.
Cortisone injections provide rapid, effective localized pain relief that far exceeds that of anti-inflammatory drugs and eliminates the common side effect of irritation of the stomach that is problematic with many anti-inflammatories, such as aspirin.
Joint Injections Provide Relief for:
- Achilles tears
- MCL and ACL tears
- Wrist and ankle sprains
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Tendon and ligament injuries
A cortisone shot will typically take effect very quickly and provide relief up to a few months. On rare occasions, the first shot doesn’t provide relief in a normal time frame, and a second shot may be required.
Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP injections is another option. This procedure is a bit more in-depth than a cortisone shot. PRP is created by extracting a small amount of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. The platelets are then injected into the injured area to promote soft tissue healing and reduce inflammation. This treatment option takes from a week or so to around six weeks for the patient to feel the effects; however, the result is long-lasting. PRP typically requires three treatments.
Umbilical allografts have become very popular as a more permanent pain management solution. This regenerative medical treatment enhances your body’s natural ability to heal. These injections include stem cells and other growth factors that speed the healing process. If you suffer from chronic pain or an acute injury, ask us how regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell treatments, may help you heal quickly. Most often, this is a single injection treatment.
The Benefits of Joint Injections:
- Rapid onset of the medication's benefit
- Powerful anti-inflammatory properties
- Very high success rate
- Minimal side effects
If you have questions about any pain relief and wonder if a cortisone shot, PRP treatment, or regenerative / stem cell treatment may be right for you, call us and arrange a free consultation with DR. Koenig. He will help you find the right treatment option and help you feel like you again.