Joint injections are minimally invasive treatments for patients with chronic joint pain and discomfort. The pain doctor delivers anti-inflammatory medications (steroids) to the damaged or swollen joints to alleviate inflammation. In some cases, the medical provider must extract a small volume of joint fluid from the inflamed joint to identify the root cause of pain. Brand Surgical Institute provides highly personalized joint injections to alleviate joint pain, reduce inflammation, and restore optimal mobility and flexibility.
Joint injections in Glendale, CA
Joint injections alleviate pain
caused by the following conditions:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Other inflammatory joint conditions
How do joint injections alleviate pain?
The joints serve a crucial function in your body. They connect different bones to facilitate movements. The location, shape, and health of the joint determine which parts of your body can be moved, the range of motion, and your overall flexibility and mobility. However, certain inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout, can lead to joint inflammation, swelling, and chronic pain.
Joint injections consist of anti-inflammatory medications (cortisone). When injected into targeted joints, such as the knees, shoulders, or hips, the cortisone injection decreases swelling and pain and treats inflammation, allowing you to move comfortably. In some cases, the medical provider will perform a joint aspiration to extract a small volume of the joint fluid, which will be sent to a laboratory to test for potential bacterial infections.
Benefits of joint injections:
- Reduces inflammation of the joints
- Alleviates inflammation, swelling, and pain
- Improves joint mobility and flexibility
- Provides immediate pain relief
- Diagnoses the root cause of joint pain
- Allows you to engage in rehabilitation exercises
- No harsh side effects or complications
- Concludes within 30 minutes
- No post-treatment downtime — resume daily activities immediately
Your joint injections experience at BSI
Brand Surgical Institute performs highly personalized joint injections after a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. The medical provider will administer various imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans, to visualize the internal structure of your joints. After diagnosing the root cause of joint inflammation, the medical provider will curate a personalized treatment plan for you, which includes determining if you need joint aspiration before joint injections.
During the treatment, the medical provider will cleanse the treatment area and administer local anesthesia to ensure comfort. If joint aspiration is necessary, the medical provider will draw a small volume of joint fluid from the inflamed joint via a syringe, which will later be analyzed for potential infections. Next, the medical provider injects cortisone into the swollen joints, which slows down the accumulation of inflammatory cells in the joint space. The procedure concludes within 30 to 60 minutes.
Schedule a consultation for joint injections in Glendale, CA
Brand Surgical Institute is the first ambulatory surgery center specializing in non-invasive and minimally invasive pain management in Glendale. Our surgical facility is led by pain treatment specialists, spine surgeons, and physicians specializing in conservative pain management solutions. We aim to address the root cause of joint pain to help you lead a pain-free life without relying on opioids or medications. Please schedule an appointment to explore your candidacy for joint injections in Glendale.