Chronic joint pain can limit your mobility and prevent you from participating in the activities you enjoy. At Legacy Health & Wellness Clinic in Cedar Hill, Texas, Ifeoma Ogbonna, MD, MSPH, performs anti-inflammatory joint injections to reduce swelling, relieve pain, and improve your range of motion. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about joint injections.
Joint injections are pain medications your health care provider delivers directly into the space surrounding a damaged joint (where two connecting bones meet).
Most joint injections contain a combination of anti-inflammatory medications and numbing anesthetics. They reduce pain and minimize swelling to restore the range of motion in your affected joint.
At Legacy Health & Wellness Clinic, Dr. Ogbonna understands how chronic pain can take a toll on your daily life and offers pain-relieving treatments like joint injections to help you live an active and fulfilling life.
Joint injections primarily treat arthritis. This inflammatory condition can affect any joint in your body but generally develops in the shoulders, knees, and hips.
While there are many different types of arthritis, the most common include:
Osteoarthritis causes the soft, flexible cartilage protecting the end of your joints to break down. As the cartilage disappears, your bones start rubbing together. This friction leads to stiff, swollen joints that lose their range of motion.
While osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It causes the synovial lining inside your joints to swell with fluid, leading to further swelling and pain.
Dr. Ogbonna may recommend joint injections if you have:
Arthritis usually feels worse when you first wake up and after exercise. Preventive measures, such as enrolling in physical therapy, having a healthy diet, and managing your weight, can slow the disease’s progression.
Joint injections are an in-office procedure at Legacy Health & Wellness Clinic. There are a variety of options for joint injections including hyaluronic acid (HA), restorative cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and corticosteroid injections.
The entire procedure takes about 10-20 minutes. Dr. Ogbonna may monitor you briefly to minimize the risk of redness, swelling, and other common side effects.
Most patients experience fast relief after joint injections. Once the anesthetic wears off in the coming hours and days, your joint may feel sore. The anti-inflammatory medications work gradually. Within days, you should feel lasting pain relief that enables you to exercise and complete physical therapy.
Call Legacy Health & Wellness Clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about joint injections.