Intra-articular is a type of injection that describes several pain management treatments. At The Pain Management Center, we specialize in intra-articular injections to help patients achieve lasting relief from joint pain. We offer these treatments to the residents of Hamilton, Tunersville and Linwood, NJ.
What Are Intra-Articular Injections?
Intra-articular injections are a pain management treatment that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication directly into a joint. In some cases, these treatments may also use Botox® or hyaluronic acid via viscosupplementation. Several of our joint injection treatments fall into the category of intra-articular injections, and are designed to relieve pain due to injury, inflammation or other damage in the joints. Intra-articular joint injections are often used for arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and more.
What is the Intra-Articular Injection Treatment Like?
The first step of the intra-articular injection treatment is applying a local anesthetic to the treatment area. This helps to relieve any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Once the skin is numbed, a needle will be carefully inserted into the joint and the injection will be performed. This treatment is typically completed in less than an hour. After treatment, you may notice some minor swelling or bruising at the injection site, but these effects usually fade within a few days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Intra-Articular Injections?
After your intra-articular injection treatment, you will notice immediate pain relief due to the local anesthetic that is injected. This will wear off in a few hours, and pain may return briefly. The steroid medication or other injected materials will take effect within a few days, and you can enjoy long-lasting pain relief at this point. The results from your intra-articular injection can last between several weeks and several months, or even as long as a few years depending on the medications injected. The exact duration of these results will vary, so we will help you determine the kind of results that you can expect during your initial visit.
If you are suffering from joint pain, you may want to consider intra-articular injections at The Pain Management Center. Contact us today to schedule your initial visit and determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. We welcome patients from Hamilton, Voorhees, Turnersville, and the surrounding cities of New Jersey.