By incorporating ultrasound technology, we are able to precisely administer joint injections for optimal results. The Pain Management Center is proud to offer advanced, ultrasound-guided joint injections to men and women living in Voorhees, Linwood and Hamilton, NJ.
What Are Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections?
Ultrasound-guided joint injections are a pain management treatment that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the joints. This is a common pain management technique that is used for a variety of conditions, such as arthritis and various joint injuries. It is most often used for the knees, shoulders, and hips. By using ultrasound technology, we are able to place the injection in the safest and most effective location, maximizing your results and your comfort.
What is the Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injection Treatment Like?
The first step of the ultrasound-guided joint 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, we will use ultrasound technology to carefully insert a needle into the appropriate joint. This will ensure that the injection is administered in a spot that is as safe as possible, while also providing maximum efficacy. After the injection is performed, the treatment will be complete. You may experience minor soreness or swelling after your treatment, but these effects typically fade within a few days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections?
After your ultrasound-guided joint 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 will take effect within a few days, and you can enjoy long-lasting pain relief at this point. The results from your ultrasound-guided joint injection can last between several weeks and several months. 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.
Ultrasound-guided injections are standard practice for joint injections, as they ensure optimal pain relief and safety. To learn more about this treatment or to determine if you are a good candidate, contact us today. The Pain Management Center welcomes patients from Linwood, Turnersville, Hamilton, and the neighboring communities of New Jersey.